Joseph Joachim, 1822–82, Swiss composer.
noun (archaic or dialect)
rabble or riffraff
1. Royal Air Force. /Not standard ræf/ abbreviation 1. Royal Air Force also RAF, initialism for Royal Air Force, founded 1918 by consolidation of Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Abbreviation for the British Royal Air Force. Royal Air Force
noun 1. a fastening device for attaching the base of a rail to a crosstie.
noun 1. a long, straight, cock bead.
[reyl-burd] /ˈreɪlˌbɜrd/ noun, Informal. 1. a horse-racing fan who watches races or workouts from the railing along the track. 2. any kibitzer or self-styled critic or expert. noun An ardent horse-racing devotee: another three-year old that set the railbirds agog (1890+)