guideway

noun
guide·way | \ˈgīd-ˌwā \

Definition of guideway 

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

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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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