[soo-per-el-uh-vey-shuh n]

Origin of superelevation

1645–55, in sense “elevation to a higher rank”; 1885–90 for current sense; super- + elevation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for superelevation

Historical Examples of superelevation

  • This tendency is counteracted by designing the cross section with superelevation.

  • The amount of superelevation required, therefore, varies as the square of the velocity and inversely as the radius of the curve.

British Dictionary definitions for superelevation


  1. another name for bank 2 (def. 7)
  2. the difference between the heights of the sides of a road or railway track on a bend
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