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sleeper

1. a railway sleeping car or compartment
2. Brit one of the blocks supporting the rails on a railway track
3. a wrestling hold in which a wrestler presses the sides of his opponent's neck, causing him to pass out
4. any gobioid fish of the family Eleotridae, of brackish or fresh tropical waters, resembling the gobies but lacking a ventral sucker
5. a spy planted in advance for future use, but not currently active

Sleeper

A horizontal timber laid on a slab or on the ground and to which the subflooring is nailed; any long horizontal beam, at or near the ground, which distributes the load from the posts to the foundation.

sleeper

[′slēp·ər]
(civil engineering)
A timber, steel, or precast concrete beam placed under rails to hold them at the correct gage.

sleeper

1. One of a number of horizontal timbers that are laid on a concrete slab (or on the ground) and to which the flooring is nailed.
2. Any long horizontal beam, at or near the ground, which distributes the load from posts or framing.
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* Geogrids can be significantly effective in reducing the sleeper vertical deflections under passage of trains in heavy haul tracks.
Two receptance tests, one on the rail above a sleeper and another in between two sleepers, are performed.
Based on wider evidence gathered from organisations working with homeless people over a twoweek period in November, there were 31 people sleeping rough in Wrexham, the second highest rate in Wales at 5.3 per 10,000 households, followed by Gwynedd and Denbighshire both with a rate of 4.9 estimated rough sleepers per 10,000 households.
"As part of the constant process of product and service innovation, Air Astana is delighted to introduce the new Economy Class Sleeper product, which provides many of the comforts and amenities of Business Class, but is attractively priced at the equivalent full economy class fare," said Richard Ledger, vice president Worldwide Sales.
The Almaty-based airline's economy sleeper class cabins are separate from the business and economy cabins, with up to 12 seats available on each flight.
An investigating officer pointed out: " It is clear that the members of the sleeper cells were to be pressed into service only when required.
The council relies almost entirely on charities to provide for the needs of homeless rough sleepers in the borough.
The sleepers don't have to be level--they can follow the slope of your patio.
Thompson, "The influence of random sleeper spacing and ballast stiffness on the vibration behaviour of railway track," Acustica, vol.
Commenting on the Sleeper train issues, a ScotRail spokesperson said: "We apologise to our customers who were disrupted as a result of another train operator's train braking down, and we share their frustrations when these things happen."
The source said that at the same time, the Syrian Army also sent several reinforcements to the town of Da'el, as the military will likely launch their first operation against the sleeper cells there.