Anticreeper

anticreeper

[′an·tē‚krēp·ər]
(civil engineering)
A device attached to a railroad rail to prevent it from moving in the direction of its length.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Anticreeper

 

a clamp that is attached to the flange of a railroad rail and rests on a tie; it is part of the track superstructure when spikes are used for fastening the rail and tie. Anti-creepers inhibit the lateral displacement of the rails caused by the action of the wheels of the rolling stock. They are not used with reinforced-concrete ties.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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