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

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 27 Sep. 2022.

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