Definition of skytrain in English:

skytrain

noun

  • 1US. A convoy consisting of two or more gliders towed in line by an aeroplane, used for the transport of freight, personnel, etc., especially during the Second World War (1939–45). Also (with capital initial): a type of aeroplane used to tow such a convoy. Now historical.

  • 2Usually with capital initial. The name of a privately-owned passenger air service providing low-cost scheduled transatlantic flights, operated by Laker Airways between 1977 and 1982. Now historical.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Popular Mechanics. From sky + train.

Pronunciation

skytrain

/ˈskʌɪtreɪn/