Decauville

adjective
De·​cau·​ville | \ də̇ˈkōˌvil, -vēl, -kȯˌvil \

Definition of Decauville

: of, relating to, or being a narrow-gauge railroad whose track is mounted in sections upon transverse metal beams and is easily demountable and transportable

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History and Etymology for Decauville

after Paul Decauville †1922 French industrialist who invented equipment for such a railroad

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“Decauville.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Decauville. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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