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 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, "Egypt's new high-tech capital: a path to better government?," 17 Mar. 2021 There used to be a monorail connecting the hotel's second floor to Fairlane Town Center. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "5 facts about Dearborn's Fairlane Town Center as it celebrates 45th anniversary," 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,, "As YMCA permanently shutters Tangelo Park facility, Orange County could step in to save it," 31 Mar. 2021 Electric train and monorail links are under construction. Aidan Lewis And Mohamed Abdellah, The Christian Science Monitor, "Egypt's new high-tech capital: a path to better government?," 17 Mar. 2021 The monorail came around with a fresh load of passengers, and Happy paid them no attention. Molly Young, Curbed, "43 Minutes With Happy the Elephant," 15 Mar. 2021 The monorail station located above the entrance is also under construction to have wooden screens installed that give the area a more tropical vibe. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "First look at the newly reimagined rooms at Disney World’s Polynesian Village," 14 Mar. 2021 Busses go between Disney World’s parks and resorts, although the monorail route connecting Epcot and Magic Kingdom is not operating. Dewayne Bevil,, "5 tips for navigating theme parks in a pandemic," 11 Mar. 2021 The path goes beneath the monorail three times, and that’s curiously exciting. Dewayne Bevil,, "Disney: New walkway connects Magic Kingdom, Grand Floridian," 5 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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29 Apr 2021

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“Monorail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 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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