Translation of "rail" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /reɪl/ us /reɪl/

B1 [ no plural ] trains as a method of transport

rail travel

a bar on the wall that you hang things on

a curtain rail

(Translation of “rail” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /reil/

a (usually horizontal) bar of metal, wood etc used in fences etc, or for hanging things on

Don’t lean over the rail
a curtain rail
a towel rail.

(usually in plural ) a long bar of steel which forms the track on which trains etc run

carril, raíl
The accident occurred when the train came off the rails.
railing noun

(usually in plural ) a fence or barrier of (usually vertical) metal or wooden bars

verja, enrejado
They’ve put railings up all round the park.
railroad noun

(American) a railway.

railway noun

(British ) a track with (usually more than one set of) two (or sometimes three) parallel steel rails on which trains run; railroad(American)

vía; línea de ferrocarril
They’re building a new railway
(also adjective) a railway station.

(British ) (sometimes in plural ) the whole organization which is concerned with the running of trains, the building of tracks etc ; railroad(American)

He has a job on the railway
The railways are very badly run in some countries.
by rail

by or on the railway

por ferrocarril
goods sent by rail.

(Translation of “rail” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)