monorail

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noun mono·rail \ˈmä-nə-ˌrāl\

Definition of monorail

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

Examples of monorail in a sentence

  1. Monorails connect different parts of the park.

  2. The passengers boarded the monorail.

Illustration of monorail

1884

First Known Use of monorail

1884


MONORAIL Defined for English Language Learners

monorail

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noun mono·rail \ˈmä-nə-ˌrāl\

Definition of monorail for English Language Learners

  • : 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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