Definition of Superelevation

1. Noun. The angle that a gun must be elevated above the line of its target to allow for the effect of gravity on the projectile ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superelevation

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Literary usage of Superelevation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice; a Text-book for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1922)
"Such a superelevation as ten inches is very unusual practice, but is successfully operated on that road. The curve is concave upward for two- thirds of its ..."

2. Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice : a Textbook for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1908)
"Such a superelevation as ten inches is very unusual practice, but is successfully operated on that road. The curve is concave upward for two- thirds of its ..."

3. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"the curvature of the track itself, the eccentricity of the track, the centrifugal force, and the superelevation of the outer rail. ..."

4. Railroad Construction: : Theory and Practice : a Text-book for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1917)
"Such a superelevation as ten inches is very unusual practice, but is successfully operated on that road. The curve is concave upward for two- thirds of its ..."

5. Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice. A Textbook for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1899)
"As an average value we may call it 4.900, which is its exact value when the superelevation is 4.f inches. Calling an = e, we have ao o«j _ ^; J_ tJ __ _ _ _ ..."

6. Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice : a Textbook for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1903)
"superelevation of the outer rail on curves. When a mass is moved in a circular path it requires a centripetal force to keep it moving in that path. ..."

7. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"superelevation of Railroad Track.—The wheels of a locomotive, electric car, etc., when traveling round a curve of radius, r, on a level track exert a ..."

8. Railway Track and Track Work by Edward Ernest Russell Tratman (1901)
"superelevation on Curves. On tangents, it is important that the heads of both ... The amount of this superelevation depends upon the degree of the curve and ..."