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interurban

[in-ter-ur-buh n] /ˌɪn tərˈɜr bən/
adjective
1.
of, located in, or operating between two or more cities or towns.
noun
2.
a train, bus, etc., or a transportation system operating between cities.
Origin of interurban
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; inter- + urban
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  • This is now occupied by the interurban railway as their depot.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • All the other towns, Guests, Fillmore—all the rest of them—are on the railroad or interurban.

    Stubble George Looms
  • The interurban did not wish to accept the transportation of five hundred extremely ill steers, whose death was imminent.

    Mike Flannery On Duty and Off Ellis Parker Butler
  • The automobile is being overhauled so we came on the interurban.

  • The interurban is bringing a lot more business to Montgomery.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • So we went to where the interurban comes in and I was seven men short.

    The Everett massacre Walker C. Smith
  • Already the steam railroads are facing keen competition from interurban electric lines.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
  • True it is that since then the country has passed through the age of the interurban trolley as well as that of the automobile.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
Word Origin and History for interurban
adj.

1883, from inter- + urban.

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