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 Rivers State, in the Niger Delta, commenced building a new monorail system in 2010 for its capital. David Frum, The Atlantic, 14 Sep. 2022 What now: The project site dominates the area just beyond Spaceship Earth with construction easily seen from the monorail. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Aug. 2022 Both the monorail and the Space Needle were built for the 1962 World’s Fair, an event designed to put Seattle on an international stage, scientifically and culturally. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 30 June 2022 The company considers the six-passenger vehicles as alternatives to other resort transportation options, such as buses, boats, monorail or the Disney Skyliner gondola system. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 7 June 2022 The Las Vegas strip is pretty much designed to keep visitors captive, with moving sidewalks, a monorail, and almost no need for a car. Jon Marcus,, 8 June 2022 The African Village designed by Faust and the monorail were still under construction when Massena arrived, but everything was complete by opening day. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2022 Disneyland visitors who take the bus from the Toy Story Parking Area or the monorail from the Downtown Disney District can now unmask during the ride. Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2022 The park said goodbye to its monorail 13 years ago, ending a 32-year run of whisking guests over its grounds. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of monorail

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Monorail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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