permanent way

permanent way

permanent way ExamplesWord Origin noun British.

  1. the roadbed and track of a railroad.

Origin of permanent way First recorded in 1830–40 Examples from the Web for permanent way Historical Examples of permanent way

  • Time went by and so did the rail-head, leaving the two mysteries behind as permanent-way gangers.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 12, 1919


  • British Dictionary definitions for permanent way permanent way noun

    1. mainly British the track of a railway, including the ballast, sleepers, rails, etc

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