Definition of maglev in English:

Share this entry

maglev

Pronunciation: /ˈmaɡlɛv/

noun

[mass noun, usually as modifier]
A transport system in which trains glide above a track, supported by magnetic repulsion and propelled by a linear motor: maglev trains
More example sentences
  • But the spokeswoman said the Hong Kong government pays attention to the development of various railway technologies, including maglev trains, and is open-minded about their application.
  • Why do we need air travel, when we can travel more efficiently from city center to city center, by train - by maglev - than we can by air?
  • He now wants to build a transatlantic train, maglev in an evacuated tube, that would cross the Atlantic in an hour.

Origin

1970s: from mag(netic) lev(itation).

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.