guide·​way ˈgīd-ˌwā How to pronounce guideway (audio)
: a channel or track for controlling the line of motion of something

Examples of guideway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After leaving the guideway, vehicles could continue their journeys using conventional internal combustion or electric motors. IEEE Spectrum, 12 May 2023 Oslo implemented a suite of solutions: a tactile guideway system for the visually impaired, audiovisual messaging, high-visibility messaging, the whole gamut. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 16 Feb. 2021 The demo model executed a take-off and landing procedure within its guideway. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 Aug. 2022 The guideway for the people mover is largely constructed, but crews are still working on the six station stops. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2022 The Mott MacDonald study analyzed three different options for construction, an elevated guideway off Laurel Street, and two underground options at Hawthorne Street. Lauryn Schroeder, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Dec. 2021 The Rush Line would operate on a dedicated guideway for about 70% of its route, which has 21 stations. Janet Moore, Star Tribune, 18 May 2021 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, 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, 7 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guideway was in 1876

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“Guideway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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