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  • adj. Without rails.


rail +‎ -less (Wiktionary)


  • "railless" train which would fly through magnetic rings mounted atop pillars and a "sunlight bullet expressway" employing "large air-cushioned hovercraft".

    The Register

  • Plans were presented for a “railless” train which would fly through magnetic rings mounted atop pillars and a “sunlight bullet expressway” employing “large air-cushioned hovercraft”.

    » Heinlein inspires new transportion models heinleinblog

  • Running down the high railless bridge, he looked out at the sets of bridges and stairways ahead of him—always in groups of three, always parallel—and suddenly it all became clear to him.


  • The 1 is still just as narrow and in the same state of disrepair, but now it twists and turns around safety-railless blind corners.

    Six Bad Things

  • Finally he opened a gateway for Skimming and made a platform, a railless disc, half white and half black.

    A Crown of Swords

  • Leaving Harnan studying his mug, Mat headed for the railless stairs at the back of the room, but before he reached them, one of the serving women accosted him.

    A Crown of Swords

  • Elayne said nothing, only led the way up the railless steps at the back of the room.

    A Crown of Swords

  • Fresh defenders came streaming through the archway, hurrying down the railless, curving stair.

    Conan The Warlord

  • In mounting the stone which served as step to the railless veranda, he shook off, carelessly, his wooden shoes.

    The Dragon Painter

  • He seated himself at the edge of the narrow, railless veranda along which the growing plants were ranged.

    The Dragon Painter


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