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noun     rail pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a metal bar used for hanging clothes and other things on
    1. a.
      a metal or wooden bar that you can hold onto to stop yourself from falling

      a safety rail

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the system of travelling by train

    We ought to transport more heavy goods by rail.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to train travel

      an increase in rail fares



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