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Motorail Line breaks: Moto¦rail
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊtəreɪl/

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Definition of Motorail in English:

noun

A rail service in which cars are transported together with their drivers and passengers.
Example sentences
  • It was the longest passenger train in Australia's history with two NR Class Locomotives hauling 43 carriages and two Motorail wagons.
  • We offer Motorail from 2 main departure points, to destinations in France, Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
  • Some sort of sleeping accommodation is compulsory, however, on most overnight Motorail services.

Origin

1960s: blend of motor and rail1.

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