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 Grist has said this contract signifies that the district would administer the grant for the intermodal authority. Thomas Saccente, Arkansas Online, "Intermodal authority OKs projects in River Valley effort," 3 Nov. 2020 The 1 million-square-foot warehouse is part of a 3.55-million-square foot, 252-acre business park Logistics Property is building near Union Pacific Railroad’s southern Dallas County intermodal depot. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Big warehouse project on the way in Wilmer south of Dallas," 17 Sep. 2020 In 2019, a small wave of independent grocers and farmers markets opened in Birmingham, including a farmer’s market at the BJCTA’s intermodal facility. al, "Yellow Hammer Farms hydroponic farm and market coming to downtown Birmingham," 23 Sep. 2020 Last month, operators pulled about 4,160 intermodal railcars out of storage to help handle the rush, according to AAR figures. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "West Coast Freight Networks ‘Bursting at the Seams’ With Surging Imports," 10 Sep. 2020 The project, which began in November of 2019, will aid in developing east/west truck routes to help freight traffic get from warehouses or intermodal developments in Will County to interstate highways. Alicia Fabbre,, "Moving Will County study shares draft routes for increasing truck traffic," 15 Aug. 2020 Social distancing trends also could have a huge effect on Georgia’s intermodal industry. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, "Coronavirus could restructure Georgia's commercial real estate and industry," 5 Aug. 2020 Strong pricing gains lifted J.B. Hunt’s intermodal results in the third quarter, when revenue per load jumped 15% year-over-year. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "BNSF Railway, Trucker J.B. Hunt Locked in Freight Revenue Dispute," 6 Nov. 2018 Volumes of key commodities including coal, forest products and metals used in manufacturing have been tumbling at a steep rate, and a decline in intermodal truck-rail loads has accelerated this month. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Union Pacific Says Uncertainty, Harsh Weather Driving Down Rail Shipments," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of intermodal

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Nov 2020

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“Intermodal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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