monorail

noun
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 carousel, mini train and monorail will not be in operation. Dallas News, "Plan your visit as zoos, arboretum and other fun attractions reopen in Dallas-Fort Worth," 29 May 2020 Or riding Wild Asia, the seasonal monorail that tours the habitats of red pandas, elephants and rhinos. New York Times, "Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Cases Exceed 1 Million," 3 Apr. 2020 Also, the could-be Kraken have partnered with the city to upgrade the monorail system . . Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "In this case of emergency, the Zamboni driver came through," 29 Feb. 2020 At the time, the hotel featured a helicopter landing pad and was connected to nearby Fairlane Center by a monorail. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Shuttered Edward Hotel, Dearborn in dispute about plans to reopen," 11 Feb. 2020 According to renderings, the new structure will go up inside the monorail loop that sits between what is now Future World and World Showcase. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Imagineer shares facts about ‘ambitious’ Epcot transformation at Disney," 22 Dec. 2019 While the parks are closed, the Disney hotels and monorails near the park remain open. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Tokyo Disneyland closes down over coronavirus," 28 Feb. 2020 According to renderings, the new structure will go up inside the monorail loop that sits between what is now Future World and World Showcase. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Imagineer shares facts about ‘ambitious’ Epcot transformation at Disney," 22 Dec. 2019 According to renderings, the new structure will go up inside the monorail loop that sits between what is now Future World and World Showcase. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Imagineer shares facts about ‘ambitious’ Epcot transformation at Disney," 22 Dec. 2019

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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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3 Jun 2020

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“Monorail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monorail. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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monorail

noun
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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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