bullet train
noun Date: 1966 a high-speed passenger train especially of Japan

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bullet train — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bullet train : singular bullet train plural bullet trains an extremely fast Japanese train …   English dictionary

  • bullet train — noun a) The shinkansen, a high speed passenger train of Japan. Runs at speeds from 200 300 kilometers per hour. “I should probably take the bullet train, and save her the grief.” b) Suicide by small firearm; see take the bullet train …   Wiktionary

  • Bullet Train — Shinkansen (von vorne Baureihe 500, 100, 700, 300) Shinkansen innen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • bullet train — /ˈbʊlət treɪn/ (say booluht trayn) noun a passenger train which is designed to travel at very high speeds; very fast train …   Australian English dictionary

  • bullet train — a high speed passenger train, as on certain routes in Japan. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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