Crossword clues for railhead
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 A point on a railway system where goods are loaded, unloaded or transferred to other transport. 2 The furthest point on a railroad/railway under construction to which rails have been laid. 3 (context military English) An area of hostile territory at the end of a rail line that, when captured, serves for the continuous movement into position of further troops and material.
n. a railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution
the end of the completed track on an unfinished railway
The word railhead is a railway term with two distinct meanings, depending upon its context.
Usage examples of "railhead".
There were rumours of Boers on the line, and Major Haig, who with one thousand details of various regiments commanded at railhead, had been attacked on June 6th but had beaten off his assailants.
On July 21st the Boers made a determined attack upon the railhead at a point thirteen miles east of Heidelberg, where over a hundred Royal Engineers were engaged upon a bridge.
Matthew and Mark and I have taken two blessed months canoeing and portaging from railhead, and it will take us about the same time to get back.
The spearpoint legions were being supplied by dirigible, every round of ammunition and gallon of fuel brought six thousand miles from railheads themselves ten thousand miles from the industrial cities of central Africa.
After the war, the cattle market came into existence and all the big landowners in south Texas began to make up herds and trail them north, to the Kansas railheads.
A train idled at the railhead, a 2-10-4 chromium-plated steam engine presiding over twenty hopper cars normally used for iron ore from the Black Forest, now full of bits of Kong.
The gold claims, he could not even begin to imagine how much it might cost to transport stamp mills and sluice boxes from the railhead.