light-rail

[lahyt-reyl]

adjective

of or relating to a local rail rapid-transit system using large, single passenger cars, railroad-type signals, and, usually, private rights-of-way.

Nearby words

  1. light-headed,
  2. light-hearted,
  3. light-horseman,
  4. light-minded,
  5. light-o'-love,
  6. light-sensitive,
  7. light-struck,
  8. light-year,
  9. lightboard,
  10. lightboat

Origin of light-rail

First recorded in 1975–80

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British Dictionary definitions for light rail

light rail

noun

a transport system using small trains or trams, often serving parts of a large metropolitan area
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