from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A high-speed passenger train.

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  • noun rail transport The shinkansen, a high-speed passenger train of Japan. Runs at speeds from 200-300 kilometers per hour.
  • noun informal Suicide by small firearm; see take the bullet train.

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  • noun a high-speed passenger train


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