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guideway

Syllabification: guide·way
Pronunciation: /ˈɡīdˌwā
 
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Definition of guideway in English:

noun

A groove or track along which something moves.
Example sentences
  • The jobs would come from building guideways, or tracks, needed for the electromagnetic train.
  • The machine has a sliding Z-axis that employs a digital ballscrew drive; the X-axis has hydrostatic guideways.
  • Instead of using an engine to power the train, electrified coils in the guideway walls and ‘track’ also push against each other to create a magnetic field - propelling the train forward.

Words that rhyme with guideway

tideway

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