in·​ter·​mod·​al | \ ˌin-tər-ˈmō-dəl How to pronounce intermodal (audio) \

Definition of intermodal

1 : being or involving transportation by more than one form of carrier during a single journey
2 : used for intermodal transport

Examples of intermodal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shaw, 54, has been chief marketing officer since 2015, with oversight of intermodal operations, customer-facing technology, sustainability and new products. Andy Peters, ajc, 2 Dec. 2021 Freight railroads are seeing a decline in intermodal traffic lately. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2021 The yard features an intermodal terminal, a location where containers are transitioned between freight cars and trucks. Kyra Senese,, 22 Nov. 2021 That’s all about intermodal and international shipping, said Curry. al, 8 Nov. 2021 The railroads catapulted Chicago to meat packing capital of the nation, manufacturing giant and international intermodal transportation hub. Susan Degrane,, 4 Nov. 2021 Shipment volumes slipped in J.B. Hunt’s core intermodal business, which involves moving cargo long distances by truck and rail. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, 15 Oct. 2021 The intermodal terminals connecting ports and railroads may also get clogged with the sudden spike in traffic. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 28 Sep. 2021 Overall, a rebound in the economic growth and intermodal gains due to continued driver shortage in the trucking industry has led to a bullish sentiment for railroad stocks, including CSX. Trefis Team, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of intermodal

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Jan 2022

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“Intermodal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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