bullet train


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

Origin of bullet train

First recorded in 1965–70
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  • She booked in, bought a bullet-train ticket, and grabbed the handle of her suitcase.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for bullet train

bullet train


a passenger train that travels at very high speed
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