elevated railroad

noun
a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
Hypernyms: ↑railway, ↑railroad, ↑railroad line, ↑railway line, ↑railway system
Hyponyms: ↑roller coaster, ↑big dipper, ↑chute-the-chute

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noun or elevated railway
: a railroad usually for local transit in urban or interurban areas all or part of which is raised (as on trestlework) above the ground level

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a railroad system operating on an elevated structure, as over streets. Also called el.
[1865-70, Amer.]

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elevated railroad noun (US)
A raised railway over a roadway (abbrev el or L)
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Main Entry:elevate

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elevated railroad,
an electric railroad raised above the ground on a supporting frame; el. It is high enough for traffic to pass underneath.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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