bullet train

noun

Definition of bullet train

: a high-speed passenger train especially of Japan

Examples of bullet train in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brad Pitt's bullet train of a career isn't careening off the rails any time soon, the actor-producer has clarified. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 2 Aug. 2022 That means the Central Valley link has the green light and is projected to see a bullet train by 2030. Susanne Ruststaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2022 And all of them riding a nonstop bullet train in Japan. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 25 June 2022 Up until Japan launched the Shinkansen (a.k.a. the bullet train), train propulsion was centralized at the front from a single engine. Bill Hall, Forbes, 21 June 2022 His latest mission puts him on the world’s fastest bullet train in Japan, with a variety of lethal adversaries from around the globe who appear to all have the same goal in mind. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 June 2022 Piutt is Ladybug, sent on a mission to retrieve a briefcase aboard a bullet train, who encounters some other shady characters on the ride, Prince (Joey King), Tangerine (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry) and Hornet (Zazie Beetz). Marianne Garvey, CNN, 3 Mar. 2022 His handler, played by Sandra Bullock, tasks him with swiping a mysterious briefcase that's currently traveling on a Japanese bullet train. Nick Romano, EW.com, 13 May 2022 The California High-Speed Rail Authority this week increased its cost estimate for the bullet train to $105 billion from $100 billion two years ago. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bullet train

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bullet train was in 1966

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7 Aug 2022

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“Bullet train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullet%20train. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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