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A metal fitting that holds continuous welded rail sections to railroad ties.



Related Terms

GANTLET

A stretch of overlapping railroad track, with one rail of one track being between the two rails of another track; used over narrow bridges and passes.

ON-TERMINAL RAIL

Rail service and trackage provided by a railroad within a designated terminal area.

CAVAL

A two armed metal deck fitting around which a vessel's lines are made fast.

GIB

A metal fitting that holds members in place.

ELECTRIC RAILROAD

A railroad which has a system of continuous overhead wires or a third rail mounted alongside the track to supply electric power to the locomotive and cars.

RAILYARD

A rail terminal at which occur traditional railroad activities for sorting and redistribution of railcars and cargo.

GAGE GLASS

A glass, plastic, or metal tube, usually equipped with shutoff valves, that is connected by a suitable fitting to a tank or vessel, for the measurement of liquid level.

CLEVIS

A U-shaped metal fitting with holes in the open ends to receive a bolt or pin; used for attaching or suspending parts.

KEVEL

A two armed metal deck fitting around which a vessel's lines are made fast.

TANG

A metal fitting on a mast to which a stay is attached.

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