superelevation definition, superelevation meaning | English dictionary

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bank  

[2]  
      n  
1    a long raised mass, esp. of earth; mound; ridge  
2    a slope, as of a hill  
3    the sloping side of any hollow in the ground, esp. when bordering a river  
the left bank of a river is on a spectator's left looking downstream     
4   
a    an elevated section, rising to near the surface, of the bed of a sea, lake, or river  
b    (in combination)  
sandbank, mudbank     
5   
a    the area around the mouth of the shaft of a mine  
b    the face of a body of ore  
6    the lateral inclination of an aircraft about its longitudinal axis during a turn  
7      (Also called)    banking, camber, cant, superelevation          a bend on a road or on a railway, athletics, cycling, or other track having the outside built higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force on vehicles, runners, etc., rounding it at speed  
8    the cushion of a billiard table  
      vb  
9    when tr, often foll by: up   to form into a bank or mound  
10    tr   to border or enclose (a road, etc.) with a bank  
11    tr, sometimes foll by: up   to cover (a fire) with ashes, fresh fuel, etc., so that it will burn slowly  
12    to cause (an aircraft) to tip laterally about its longitudinal axis or (of an aircraft) to tip in this way, esp. while turning  
13    to travel round a bank, esp. at high speed  
14    tr     (Billiards)   to drive (a ball) into the cushion  
     (C12: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Icelandic bakki hill, Old Danish banke, Swedish backe)  


superelevation  
      n  
1       another name for       bank   2       7  
2    the difference between the heights of the sides of a road or railway track on a bend  
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superelevation  
      n  
1       another name for       bank   2       7  
2    the difference between the heights of the sides of a road or railway track on a bend  

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