bullet train


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bulldoze,
  2. bulldozer,
  3. bullet,
  4. bullet forceps,
  5. bullet point,
  6. bullet wood,
  7. bullethead,
  8. bulletin,
  9. bulletin board,
  10. bulletproof

Origin of bullet train

First recorded in 1965–70

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Examples from the Web for bullet train

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

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British Dictionary definitions for bullet train

bullet train

noun

a passenger train that travels at very high speed
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