Double-headed rail
Double-headed Dou"ble-head"ed, a. Having two heads; bicipital. [1913 Webster]

{Double-headed rail} (Railroad), a rail whose flanges are duplicates, so that when one is worn the other may be turned uppermost. [1913 Webster]


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