guide·​way | \ ˈgīd-ˌwā How to pronounce guideway (audio) \

Definition of guideway

: a channel or track for controlling the line of motion of something

Examples of guideway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The report observes that most of America’s public transit is aging and underfunded, with many vehicles and guideway elements in poor condition. Roslyn Layton, Forbes, "Almost Failing: U.S. Improved To C- On Infrastructure Report Card, But Too Many D’s Remain," 9 Mar. 2021 At a cost of 40 coins, the project would connect the beach community to the future Balboa Trolley Station using an overhead tram, trolley line or shuttle bus with a dedicated guideway. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diegans can ‘spend’ money on new MTS projects using online survey," 7 Oct. 2019 The contractor for the multimodal facility, Austin Power Partners, would build an elevated extension, or guideway, to support the longer rail line. Mary Wisniewski,, "Where O'Hare's people mover is expanding," 20 June 2019 The Sky Train guideway work — the track the cars ride on — is being overseen by contractor Hensel Phelps. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "Excavation done at Phoenix airport drill-rig site; search for body goes on," 23 May 2018 The people mover’s concrete guideway would not have an electrical rail, said Michael Morris, transportation director for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "Could this driverless, monorail people mover be part of Fort Worth’s future?," 7 Feb. 2018 At the future Northgate Station, work continues on the elevated station and new concrete guideways where light-rail trains will pause and turn back toward downtown Seattle, when service reaches Northgate in 2021. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Moving ahead on Northgate Station," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of guideway

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Guideway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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