switch-yard


switch-yard
switch-yard n US Rail gare f de triage.

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  • switch|man — «SWIHCH muhn», noun, plural men. 1. a man in charge of one or more railroad switches, as at a junction or siding. 2. a man who helps with the shifting of cars and makeup of trains, as at a sorting yard or freight terminal …   Useful english dictionary

  • yard — {{11}}yard (n.1) ground around a house, O.E. geard enclosure, garden, court, house, yard, from P.Gmc. *garda (Cf. O.N. garðr enclosure, garden, yard; O.Fris. garda, Du. gaard, O.H.G. garto, Ger. Garten garden; Goth. gards house …   Etymology dictionary

  • switch engine — A locomotive used only for switching and purposes incidental to the maintenance and operation of a railroad yard. The distinction between a road engine and a switch engine, as they are known in railroading, is this: The road engine has a pilot in …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • switch engine — noun a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard • Syn: ↑donkey engine • Hypernyms: ↑locomotive, ↑engine, ↑locomotive engine, ↑railway locomotive * * * noun : a railroad engine usually of the total adhesio …   Useful english dictionary

  • switch engine — Railroads. a locomotive for switching rolling stock in a yard. Also called switcher, switching locomotive. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • yard engine — Same as switch engine …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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