[ sing-guhl-trak ]

  1. (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.

  2. having a narrow scope; one-track: He has a single-track mind.

Origin of single-track

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Words Nearby single-track Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use single-track in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for singletrack (1 of 2)


/ (ˈsɪŋɡəlˌtræk) /

  1. an off-road trail used by cyclists, wide enough for only one bicycle at a time

British Dictionary definitions for single-track (2 of 2)


  1. (of a railway) having only a single pair of lines, so that trains can travel in only one direction at a time

  2. (of a road) only wide enough for one vehicle

  1. able to think about only one thing; one-track

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