vt to rail at.
2. rail ·vt to range in a line.
3. rail ·vt to move or influence by railing.
4. rail ·vt to inclose with rails or a railing.
5. rail ·noun an outer cloak or covering; a neckerchief for women.
6. rail ·noun the stout, narrow plank that forms the top of the bulwarks.
7. rail ·vi to flow forth; to roll out; to course.
8. rail ·noun a horizontal piece in a frame or paneling. ·see ·illust. of style.
9. rail ·add. ·noun a railroad as a means of transportation; as, to go by rail; a place not accesible by rail.
10. rail ·noun the light, fencelike structures of wood or metal at the break of the deck, and elsewhere where such protection is needed.
11. rail ·vi to use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff;
followed by at or against, formerly by on.
12. rail ·noun a bar of timber or metal, usually horizontal or nearly so, extending from one post or support to another, as in fences, balustrades, staircases, ·etc.
13. rail ·v any one of numerous species of limicoline birds of the family rallidae, especially those of the genus rallus, and of closely allied genera. they are prized as game birds.
14. rail ·noun a bar of steel or iron, forming part of the track on which the wheels roll. it is usually shaped with reference to vertical strength, and is held in place by chairs, splices, ·etc.