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bullet train

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noun
  1. a high-speed passenger train, as on certain routes in Japan.
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Origin of bullet train

First recorded in 1965–70
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Historical Examples

  • She booked in, bought a bullet-train ticket, and grabbed the handle of her suitcase.

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    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for bullet train

bullet train

noun
  1. a passenger train that travels at very high speed
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