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Definition of switchback noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    switchback

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈswɪtʃbæk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪtʃbæk//
     
    Railway tracks and stations, Types of road
     
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  1. 1a road or railway/railroad track that has many sharp bends as it goes up a steep hill, or one that rises and falls steeply many times See related entries: Railway tracks and stations, Types of road
  2. 2(North American English) a 180 degree bend in a road that is going up a steep hill
  3. 3(old-fashioned, British English) = roller coaster
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: switchback