Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small signal-house or cabin on the crest of a hill or mountain through which a tunnel is being cut, designed as a protection for the reference-points and the theodolite or transit used in locating and establishing the center-line of the tunnel.

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  • So near is it to the railway, that in the ultra-utilitarian days of sixty or seventy years ago, it narrowly escaped the ignoble fate of being used as a signal-cabin.

    Northumberland Yesterday and To-day

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