Definition of el in US English:



the El
  • 1An elevated railroad or section of railroad, especially that in Chicago.

    • ‘Sometimes riding the el at midnight takes one on a journey far deeper than merely underground.’
    • ‘I’ve been riding the El nearly every day for about 17 months now.’
    1. 1.1 A train running on an elevated railroad.
      ‘the el rumbled by’
      • ‘Riding the El train will never be the same.’
      • ‘Riding the el or train should is a nice option, however, the street should not be in this bad a condition.’