rail|head «RAYL HEHD», noun.
1. the farthest point to which the rails of a railroad have been laid.
2. a place on a railroad where supplies for troops are unloaded.
3. the upper part of a steel rail with which the cars come in contact.
4. Figurative. a farthest point: »

somewhere beyond the railheads Of reason, south or north, Lies a magnetic mountain Riveting sky to earth (C. Day Lewis).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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