superelevation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ elevation

Noun[edit]

superelevation (plural superelevations)

  1. The angle that a gun must be elevated above the line of its target to allow for the effect of gravity on the projectile.
  2. The cant of a railway track; the difference in elevation (height) between its two edges, as on a curve.