mono·​rail | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌrāl How to pronounce monorail (audio) \

Definition of monorail

: a single rail serving as a track for a wheeled vehicle also : a vehicle traveling on such a track

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Examples of monorail in a Sentence

Monorails connect different parts of the park. The passengers boarded the monorail.
Recent Examples on the Web The news was shared on the Disney World website, with clarification that masks will be required on transportation including buses, the monorail, and aerial gondolas. Jacorey Moon,, 14 June 2021 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport, on Wednesday invited four teams to bid on the 2.5-mile elevated monorail system that will replace the current train. Paul Berger, WSJ, 5 May 2021 Between the monorail, trams, taxis, and rideshares, travelers are bombarded with transportation options. Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, 19 Apr. 2021 There will be a monorail passing through a business district where a 1,200-foot central tower is close to completion. Aidan Lewis And Mohamed Abdellah, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Mar. 2021 There used to be a monorail connecting the hotel's second floor to Fairlane Town Center. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, 2 Mar. 2021 The community, which has struggled through some hard economic times, was first designed as a neighborhood for workers at the former Martin Marietta plant, which built monorail trains for Walt Disney World. Stephen Hudak,, 31 Mar. 2021 Electric train and monorail links are under construction. Aidan Lewis And Mohamed Abdellah, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Mar. 2021 The monorail came around with a fresh load of passengers, and Happy paid them no attention. Molly Young, Curbed, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of monorail

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monorail was in 1884

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28 Jun 2021

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“Monorail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of monorail

: a type of railroad that uses a single track which is usually high off the ground also : a vehicle that travels on a monorail

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