single-track

[sing-guh l-trak]
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adjective

(of a railroad or section of a railroad's route) having but one set of tracks, so that trains going in opposite directions must be scheduled to meet only at points where there are sidings.
having a narrow scope; one-track: He has a single-track mind.

Nearby words

  1. single-shot,
  2. single-space,
  3. single-step,
  4. single-suiter,
  5. single-tongue,
  6. single-valued,
  7. single-wide,
  8. singledom,
  9. singlehood,
  10. singleness

Origin of single-track

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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British Dictionary definitions for single-track

single-track

adjective

(of a railway) having only a single pair of lines, so that trains can travel in only one direction at a time
(of a road) only wide enough for one vehicle
able to think about only one thing; one-track
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