rail
noun.
a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
Synonym: railing
noun.
short for railway
he traveled by rail|he was concerned with rail safety
noun.
a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
Synonym: rails, runway, track
noun.
a horizontal bar (usually of wood or metal)
noun.
any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
verb.
complain bitterly
Synonym: inveigh
verb.
enclose with rails
rail in the old graves
Synonym: rail in
verb.
provide with rails
The yard was railed
verb.
separate with a railing
rail off the crowds from the Presidential palace
Synonym: rail off
verb.
convey (goods etc.) by rails
fresh fruit are railed from Italy to Belgium
verb.
travel by rail or train
They railed from Rome to Venice|She trained to Hamburg
Synonym: train
verb.
lay with rails
hundreds of miles were railed out here
verb.
fish with a handline over the rails of a boat
They are railing for fresh fish
verb.
spread negative information about
The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews
verb.
criticize severely
He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare|She railed against the bad social policies
Synonym: fulminate