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English definition of “railway”

railway

noun [C] uk   /ˈreɪl.weɪ/ UK (US railroad) us  
A2 the metal tracks on which trains run: We live close to the railway line. She travelled across Siberia on the Trans-Siberian railway. A2 the system of tracks, stations, trains, etc.: a railway station/timetable/siding Thomas Grant worked on the railway(s) for 50 years.
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