single-track

adjective

sin·​gle-track ˈsiŋ-gəl-ˈtrak How to pronounce single-track (audio)
1
: having only one track
2
: lacking intellectual range, receptiveness, or flexibility : one-track
had a single-track mind incapable of adjusting to changes

Examples of single-track in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The existing pair of single-track tunnels is more than 110 years old and suffering from damage sustained by flooding during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Patrick McGeehan, New York Times, 11 June 2024 The single-track trail system is anchored by the 2-mile Sunset Loop. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2024 There are gentle, shady strolls through Newlands Forest and beautiful single-track trail running routes across the mountaintop. Heather Richardson, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2021 Seventy-five tunnels, 167 bridges and $6 billion later, the single-track railway opened in December 2021. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, 12 Oct. 2023 The easy single-track meanders for a half-mile through wildflower meadows and mixed conifer woodlands before bumping into the Big Bang Trail, the turnaround point for this exploratory trip. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 8 Sep. 2023 Britain’s National Trust which manages the historic site quickly put a message on its website, announcing that a large tree had fallen on the single-track road leading into Greenway. Niamh Kennedy, CNN, 15 July 2023 Longer trains are more difficult to maneuver on single-track railroads. Niraj Chokshi, New York Times, 11 July 2023 The over 15-mile system in Prescott National Forest is made up of flowing single-track loops that are easy to customize for both challenging day hikes and easy strolls. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 2 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of single-track was in 1849

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“Single-track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/single-track. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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