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noun British railway pronunciation in British English /ˈreɪlweɪ/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the metal track that trains travel on. The American word is railroad

    The path continues along a disused railway.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to a railway

      a railway bridge

      a railway station

  2. 3

    the railway


    the railways

    the system of travelling by train, and all the companies, people, and equipment relating to it

    We should encourage more people to use the railway.

    She’s worked on the railways all her life.



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