superelevation

/ˌsupərɛləˈveɪʃən/ (say .soohpuhreluh'vayshuhn)

noun
1. an elevation at a curve of the outer rail of a railway track or outer side of a road above the inner, to counteract centrifugal force of vehicles; cant.
2. the vertical difference between the inner and outer rails of a track, or sides of road, at a curve.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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