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Underground Railroad


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

  • n. A secret cooperative network that aided fugitive slaves in reaching sanctuary in the free states or in Canada in the years before the abolition of slavery in the United States.
  • n. A secret cooperative network engaged in the clandestine movement and housing of fugitives, such as children removed illegally from the custody of a parent charged with child abuse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Pre-American Civil War anti-slavery resistance movement dedicated to assisting escaped slaves in reaching safe territory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Formerly, a system of co√∂peration among certain active antislavery people in the United States prior to 1866, by which fugitive slaves were secretly helped to reach Canada.
  • adj. See under Railroad.

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

  • n. secret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil War


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