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elevated railroad

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  1. a railroad system operating on an elevated structure, as over streets.

Origin of elevated railroad

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
Also called el.
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Historical Examples

  • It was a little one, about as big as an elevated-railroad station.


    O. Henry

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