Definition of Switchyards

1. Noun. (plural of switchyard) ¹



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Definition of Switchyards

1. switchyard [n] - See also: switchyard

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Switchyards

switching
switching on
switchings
switchless
switchlike
switchman
switchmen
switchology
switchover
switchovers
switchroom
switchrooms
switcht
switchy
switchyard
switchyards (current term)
swith
swithe
swither
swithered
swithering
swithers
swithly
swits
switses
switzerite
swive
swived
swivel
swivel-hipped

Literary usage of Switchyards

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"A yardmaster, In charge of switchyards of a railroad, who is subordinate to a general yardmaster, who Is in turn subordinate to a trainmaster, ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1890)
"5, Penn Twp., June 30, 1933 (GM 727) ; CB & Q. switchyards, Fairfield, July 11, ... T. & G. Ballast in the CRI & P. switchyards, just north of switch tower, ..."

3. Transactions (1905)
"switchyards are no difficulty if properly treated. The Valtellina line mentioned in Mr. Waterman's paper has switchyards as complicated or more complicated ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1914)
"The complaint set forth in substance that plaintiffs intestate, being in the employ of defendant's lessee, and enlaced at the Selma switchyards in the ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"The plaintiff was walking on the east side of the freight train toward the switchyards on the grounds of the railroad company, intending to continue his ..."

6. Papers and Proceedings by American Sociological Society Meeting, American Sociological Association (1907)
"... of overwork by everybody, reaching its extreme in the twelve-hour shift for seven days in the week in the steel mills and the railway switchyards. II. ..."

7. Papers and Proceedings by American Sociological Society Meeting, American Sociological Association (1909)
"... of overwork by everybody, reaching its extreme in the twelve-hour shift for seven days in the week in the steel mills and the railway switchyards. II. ..."

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