permanent way ExamplesWord Origin noun British.
- 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.
British Dictionary definitions for permanent way permanent way noun
- mainly British the track of a railway, including the ballast, sleepers, rails, etc