railway line

railway line
'railway line
n BrE
1.) one of the two metal tracks fixed to the ground that trains move along
American Equivalent: railroad track, train track
2.) a part of the railway system that connects two places
American Equivalent: railroad line
an old disused railway line

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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