Rail

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Rail or rails may refer to:

Railway transportation[edit]

  • A generic term for railroads, railways, rail transport, and related matters
  • Rail tracks, or railway lines, the running surface of a railway
  • Rail profile, the cross sectional shape of a railway rail
  • Third rail (or conductor rail), a method of providing electric power to a railway train

Science, technology, biology, and medicine[edit]

  • Picatinny rail, a bracket used on some firearms in order to provide a standardized mounting platform for telescopic sights and other accessories
  • Rails or Rallidae, a family of birds which includes crakes, coots, and gallinules
  • Railing, a slang term for insufflation (medicine), whereby a substance, such as cocaine, is inhaled for recreational effects
  • Structural
    • Guard rail, for protective separation of persons (including those in vehicles) from dangerous places or situations
    • Hand rail, for physical support, such as on stairways and steps
    • Theatre rail, see batten (theater), from which lighting fixtures, theatrical scenery, tabs or curtains may be hung
    • Curtain rail, see curtain, from which curtains are hung
    • Door rails, see frame and panel, a horizontal outside member on a door or in a frame and panel construction
  • Electrical engineering
    • Power supply rail or voltage rail, a single voltage provided by a power supply unit
  • Computer Science

Other uses[edit]

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