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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The farthest point on a railroad to which rails have been laid.
  • n. A place on a railroad where military supplies are unloaded.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A point on a railway system where goods are loaded, unloaded or transferred to other transport.
  • n. The furthest point on a railroad under construction to which rails have been laid.
  • n. An area of hostile territory at the end of a rail line that, when captured, serves for the continuous movement into position of further troops and material.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway
  • n. a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution

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