superelevation
noun Date: 1889 1. the vertical distance between the heights of inner and outer edges of highway pavement or railroad rails 2. additional elevation

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  • superelevation — /sooh peuhr el euh vay sheuhn/, n. bank1 (def. 6). [1645 55, in sense elevation to a higher rank ; 1885 90 for current sense; SUPER + ELEVATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • superelevation — noun The angle that a gun must be elevated above the line of its target to allow for the effect of gravity on the projectile …   Wiktionary

  • superelevation — noun the amount by which the outer edge of a curve on a road or railway is banked above the inner edge …   English new terms dictionary

  • superelevation — su·per·elevation …   English syllables

  • superelevation — su•per•el•e•va•tion [[t]ˌsu pərˌɛl əˈveɪ ʃən[/t]] n. civ rai bank I, 5) …   From formal English to slang

  • superelevation — /ˌsupərɛləˈveɪʃən/ (say .soohpuhreluh vayshuhn) noun 1. an elevation at a curve of the outer rail of a railway track or outer side of a road above the inner, to counteract centrifugal force of vehicles; cant. 2. the vertical difference between… …   Australian English dictionary

  • superelevation — n. the amount by which the outer edge of a curve on a road or railway is above the inner edge …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cant deficiency — The term cant deficiency is defined in the context of travel of a rail vehicle at constant speed on a constant radius curve. Cant itself is a British synonym for the superelevation of the curve, that is, the elevation of the outside rail minus… …   Wikipedia

  • Track transition curve — The red Euler spiral is an example of an easement curve between a blue straight line and a circular arc, shown in green …   Wikipedia

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