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4 entries found for rail.
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Main Entry: 1rail
Pronunciation: primarystressramacr(schwa)l
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English raile "bar, rail," from early French raille, reille "bar, ruler," from Latin regula "straightedge, ruler," from regere "to lead straight, govern, rule" --related to REGENT, REGULATE, RULE
1 a : a bar extending from one support to another and serving as a guard or barrier b : RAILING 1
2 a : a bar of steel forming a track for wheeled vehicles b : RAILROAD

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