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elevated railroad

a railroad system operating on an elevated structure, as over streets.
Also called el.
Origin of elevated railroad
1865-70, Americanism Unabridged
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  • The site is bordered on the north by an elevated railroad embankment, on the other side of which sit other industrial properties.
  • elevated railroad tracks were a part of the improvements to the railroad network.
British Dictionary definitions for elevated railroad

elevated railway

(US) an urban railway track built on supports above a road
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