monorail

[ mon-uh-reyl ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌreɪl /

noun

a single rail functioning as a track for wheeled vehicles, as railroad or other cars, balanced upon or suspended from it.
a railroad or other transportation system using such a rail.
a vehicle traveling on such a rail.

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Origin of monorail

First recorded in 1895–1900; mono- + rail1
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British Dictionary definitions for monorail

monorail

/ (ˈmɒnəʊˌreɪl) /

noun

a single-rail railway, often elevated and with suspended cars
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Word Origin and History for monorail

monorail


n.

1897, a hybrid coined from mono- + rail (n.1).

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