elevated railroad


noun

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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Examples from the Web for elevated railroad

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

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