gadgetbahn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

It is a portmanteau of the English gadget, and the German word Bahn (way, lane, rail and tram.)[1]

Noun[edit]

gadgetbahn (plural gadgetbahnen)

  1. (slang, transport, pejorative) In public transport, transportation concepts which seem to be infeasible or unnecessary.

Usage notes[edit]

Transportation concepts often labeled as gadgetbahn include monorail, maglev and personal rapid transit.

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