su·​per·​el·​e·​va·​tion ˌsü-pər-ˌe-lə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce superelevation (audio)
: the vertical distance between the heights of inner and outer edges of highway pavement or railroad rails
: additional elevation

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of superelevation was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Superelevation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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