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[am-trak] /ˈæmˌtræk/
a government-subsidized public corporation created by Congress in 1970 to operate a national intercity passenger railroad system through contracts with existing railroads.
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Am(erican) tra(vel on trac)k Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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U.S. government-run railway corporation, 1971, contraction of American Track. Also is known as National Railway Passenger Corp.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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National Railroad Passenger Corporation (from "American track")
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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