Meaning of “railroad tie” in the English Dictionary

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"railroad tie" in British English

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railroad tienoun [ C ]

uk /ˈreɪl.rəʊd ˌtaɪ/ us /ˈreɪl.roʊd ˌtaɪ/ US UK sleeper

one of the heavy horizontal blocks that supports a railway track

(Definition of “railroad tie” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)