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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Shuttle buses transported passengers until single-track service between Reagan National Airport and Pentagon City was restored around 11:50 a.m. Lizzie Johnson, Washington Post, 15 Apr. 2023 The two single-track paths were moved off areas that had become heavily eroded. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2023 Elverum’s dropped his first album in 17 years as the Microphones in 2020 as a single-track record with the same name. Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 6 Apr. 2023 But its shortcomings are essentially those of the novel: its single-track didacticism; its neat pitting of romantic idealists against macho, insentient normies; and the fact that a decisive plot twist can be spotted a mile off. Houman Barekat, New York Times, 29 Mar. 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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Cite this Entry

“Single-track.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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