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Definition of "flangeway" [flangeway]

  • An early type of railway that used flanged rails rather than flanged wheels. (noun)
  • The gap in road surfaces, running rails at rails at junctions, etc, that allows the wheel flange of a rail vehicle to pass. (noun)

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Use "flangeway" in a sentence
  • "Soon the coroner, Michael Baker QC, will be helping the jury understand the "flangeway gap", which is what a train needs at junctions if its direction isn't to be fatally confused."
  • "A bit of background for you, the flangeway gaps on the crossing are around 4 inches wide, his caster wheel is anywhere between 3 to 8 inches."
  • "If he wasn't going fast enough (uphill at age 69) his caster would’ve more likely fallen into the flangeway and he would’ve been stuck regardless of whether the crossing was working or not."