A rail is a long bar or track that helps to move something from one place to another. This word is often used as part of other words.
- The man held onto the rail as he walked down the stairs.
- He held onto the railing. (rail = railing)
- The company uses the rails for transporting goods.
- It uses the railways.
- Many commuters in our city use the light rail system. (light rail = train)
- The best way to travel through Europe is by rail.
- Companies in the U.S. save money by moving heavy freight* by rail.
- Freight can be shipped by rail.
- He’s holding onto the railing.
- She’s sliding down a railing on her skateboard.
- This sign shows the presence of railroad tracks.
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*freight: large quantities of goods or materials that must be moved over a long distance.
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September 18, 2013