Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A point on a railway system where goods are loaded, unloaded or transferred to other transport.
  • noun US The furthest point on a railroad under construction to which rails have been laid.
  • noun military 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.

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

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Examples

  • And some of the ton-miles on truck are complementary … short hauling of the container to the origin railhead and from the destination railhead.

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  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

  • Imagine hiking several days to the Chiapas railhead from the Guatemalan border and then riding a freight all the way to the U.S. border stone broke and in constant danger.

    Illegal Immigration in Chiapas

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