Switch back

Definition of Switch back

(Railways) an arrangement of tracks whereby elevations otherwise insurmountable are passed. The track ascends by a series of zigzags, the engine running alternately forward and back, until the summit is reached.

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Swingel
Swinger
Swingle
Swinglebar
Swingletail
Swingletree
Swingling
Swingling tow
Swingtree
Swinish
Swink
Swinker
Swinney
Swipe
Swiple
Swipper
Swirl
Swish
Swiss
Switch
-Switch back-
Switch board
switch engine
Switch grass
switchboard
Switchel
switcheroo
Switching
Switching engine
Switching power supply
Switchman
Switchy
Swithe
Switzer
Swive
Swivel
Swivel bridge
Swivel hook
Swivel joint
Swivel-eyed
Swizzle
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