signal box


signal box
A building, typically adjacent to or spanning a railway line, from where signals, points and (sometimes) level crossings are controlled.

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  • signal box — signal boxes N COUNT A signal box is a small building near a railway, which contains the switches used to control the signals …   English dictionary

  • signal box — n BrE a small building near a railway from which the signals and tracks are controlled …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • signal box — signal ,box noun count BRITISH a small building next to a railroad from which the signals and tracks are controlled …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • signal box — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a building beside a railway track from which signals, points, and other equipment are controlled …   English terms dictionary

  • Signal box — A signal box or signal cabin is a building from which railway signals and points are controlled. The term signal cabin is used in Ireland, parts of Scotland and in Australia while in North America, the term interlocking tower predominates.… …   Wikipedia

  • signal box — noun a building from which signals are sent to control the movements of railway trains • Syn: ↑signal tower • Usage Domain: ↑Britain (for: ↑signal tower) • Hypernyms: ↑building, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • signal box — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms signal box : singular signal box plural signal boxes British a small building next to a railway from which the signals and tracks are controlled …   English dictionary

  • signal box — Brit. a railway signal tower. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • signal box — noun (C) BrE a small building near a railway from which the signals and tracks are controlled; signal tower AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • signal box — /ˈsɪgnəl bɒks/ (say signuhl boks) noun a raised cabin above a railway line, from which railway signals, points, etc., are worked. Also, signal cabin …   Australian English dictionary


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