railbank (plural railbanks) An embankment adjacent to railroad track. 1990, United States Congress House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Department of the Interior and Related Agencies, Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for, p. 590: This 200-mile long stretch of railbank property has four encampments of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
railbank (third-person singular simple present railbanks, present participle railbanking, simple past and past participle railbanked) To convert an out-of-use railroad track into a trail for public use. 2004, Joseph P. Schwieterman, When the Railroad Leaves Town, p. 223: he municipal government moved ahead with plans to railbank the 5-mile segment between Astoria and Tongue Point under the guidelines of the National Trail Systems Act.
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