|Origin:||reille 'bar', from Latin regula 'ruler', from regere 'to keep straight'|
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the railway system [↪ train]:
the American rail system
a high-speed rail network
Passengers want a better rail service.
the Channel Tunnel and its rail links with London
We continued our journey by rail.
I need to buy a rail ticket.
cheap rail fares
one of the two long metal tracks fastened to the ground that trains move along
a bar that is fastened along or around something, especially to stop you from going somewhere or from falling: ➔ guardrail, handrail
Several passengers were leaning against the ship's rail.
to start behaving in a strange or socially unacceptable way:
At 17 he suddenly went off the rails and started stealing.
happening or functioning normally again:
The coach was credited with putting the team back on the rails.