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monorail

[mon-uh-reyl] /ˈmɒn əˌreɪl/
noun
1.
a single rail functioning as a track for wheeled vehicles, as railroad or other cars, balanced upon or suspended from it.
2.
a railroad or other transportation system using such a rail.
3.
a vehicle traveling on such a rail.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; mono- + rail1
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British Dictionary definitions for mono-rail

monorail

/ˈmɒnəʊˌreɪl/
noun
1.
a single-rail railway, often elevated and with suspended cars
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Word Origin and History for mono-rail

monorail

n.

1897, a hybrid coined from mono- + rail (n.1).

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