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Train tackle


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Train \Train\, n. [F. train, OF. tra["i]n, trahin; cf. (for some
     of the senses) F. traine. See Train, v.]
     1. That which draws along; especially, persuasion, artifice,
        or enticement; allurement. [Obs.] "Now to my charms, and
        to my wily trains." --Milton.
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     2. Hence, something tied to a lure to entice a hawk; also, a
        trap for an animal; a snare. --Halliwell.
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              With cunning trains him to entrap un wares.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     3. That which is drawn along in the rear of, or after,
        something; that which is in the hinder part or rear.
        Specifically : 
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        (a) That part of a gown which trails behind the wearer.
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        (b) (Mil.) The after part of a gun carriage; the trail.
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        (c) The tail of a bird. "The train steers their flights,
            and turns their bodies, like the rudder of ship."
            --Ray.
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     4. A number of followers; a body of attendants; a retinue; a
        suite.
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              The king's daughter with a lovely train. --Addison.
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              My train are men of choice and rarest parts. --Shak.
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     5. A consecution or succession of connected things; a series.
        "A train of happy sentiments." --I. Watts.
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              The train of ills our love would draw behind it.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Rivers now
              Stream and perpetual draw their humid train.
                                                    --Milton.
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              Other truths require a train of ideas placed in
              order.                                --Locke.
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     6. Regular method; process; course; order; as, things now in
        a train for settlement.
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              If things were once in this train, . . . our duty
              would take root in our nature.        --Swift.
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     7. The number of beats of a watch in any certain time.
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     8. A line of gunpowder laid to lead fire to a charge, mine,
        or the like.
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     9. A connected line of cars or carriages on a railroad; --
        called also railroad train.
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     10. A heavy, long sleigh used in Canada for the
         transportation of merchandise, wood, and the like.
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     11. (Rolling Mill) A roll train; as, a 12-inch train.
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     12. (Mil.) The aggregation of men, animals, and vehicles
         which accompany an army or one of its subdivisions, and
         transport its baggage, ammunition, supplies, and reserve
         materials of all kinds.
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     Roll train, or Train of rolls (Rolling Mill), a set of
        plain or grooved rolls for rolling metal into various
        forms by a series of consecutive operations.
  
     Train mile (Railroads), a unit employed in estimating
        running expenses, etc., being one of the total number of
        miles run by all the trains of a road, or system of roads,
        as within a given time, or for a given expenditure; --
        called also mile run.
  
     Train of artillery, any number of cannon, mortars, etc.,
        with the attendants and carriages which follow them into
        the field. --Campbell (Dict. Mil. Sci.).
  
     Train of mechanism, a series of moving pieces, as wheels
        and pinions, each of which is follower to that which
        drives it, and driver to that which follows it.
  
     Train road, a slight railway for small cars, -- used for
        construction, or in mining.
  
     Train tackle (Naut.), a tackle for running guns in and out.
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     Syn: Cars.
  
     Usage: Train, Cars. At one time "train" meaning railroad
            train was also referred to in the U. S. by the phrase
            "the cars". In the 1913 dictionary the usage was
            described thus: "Train is the word universally used in
            England with reference to railroad traveling; as, I
            came in the morning train. In the United States, the
            phrase the cars has been extensively introduced in the
            room of train; as, the cars are late; I came in the
            cars. The English expression is obviously more
            appropriate, and is prevailing more and more among
            Americans, to the exclusion of the cars."
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