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  • n. A sleeper supporting and connecting the rails, and holding them in place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sleeper supporting and connecting the rails, and holding them in place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a railroad, a timber or sill placed under opposite rails as a support and to prevent them from spreading; a tie or sleeper.

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

  • n. one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track

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