superelevation

noun
su·​per·​el·​e·​va·​tion | \ ˌsü-pər-ˌe-lə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce superelevation (audio) \

Definition of superelevation

1 : the vertical distance between the heights of inner and outer edges of highway pavement or railroad rails
2 : additional elevation

First Known Use of superelevation

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Superelevation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superelevation. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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