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Definition of el

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the letter l

el

noun (2), often capitalized

Definition of el (Entry 2 of 3)

: an urban railway that operates chiefly on an elevated structure also : a train belonging to such a railway The big stores. State Street. The el took you downtown in no time. — Edna Ferber

Definition of el (Entry 3 of 3)

elevation

First Known Use of el

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1906, in the meaning defined above

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“El.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/el. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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