bullet train

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  1. a high-speed passenger train, as on certain routes in Japan.

Origin of bullet train

First recorded in 1965–70

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How to use bullet train in a sentence

  • Japan is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its first bullet train this year.

    Goodbye, GM | Michael Moore | June 1, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • She booked in, bought a bullet-train ticket, and grabbed the handle of her suitcase.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for bullet train

bullet train

  1. a passenger train that travels at very high speed

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