Definition of el in English:



the el
  • 1(in the US) an elevated railway, especially that in Chicago.

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