railway line

1. the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
Syn: ↑line, ↑rail line
Hypernyms: ↑road, ↑route
Hyponyms: ↑branch line, ↑spur track, ↑spur, ↑trunk line, ↑trunk route
Part Meronyms: ↑railroad bed, ↑railroad track, ↑railroad, ↑railway
2. line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
Derivationally related forms: ↑railroad (for: ↑railroad)
Hypernyms: ↑line

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