bullet train


Definition of bullet train

: a high-speed passenger train especially of Japan

Examples of bullet train in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The federal government has reached an agreement to restore nearly $1 billion in funding for California’s troubled bullet train, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 June 2021 When Newsom recently outlined a massive spending program from the proceeds of an unexpected surge in tax revenue, not a single million went into the bullet train. Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2021 Take the case of a Shinkansen bullet train driver who left the cockpit to use the bathroom on May 16. Emiko Jozuka, CNN, 20 May 2021 The driverless bullet train, which can go 350 kilometers per hour (217 mph), connects Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, all three of which will host events during the upcoming Winter Olympics. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 26 May 2021 More than a third of the new money would go toward California’s bullet train, according to Newsom’s spending document. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2021 The strong temblor caused a temporary blackout in some areas and suspended bullet train services in the area, NHK said. Fox News, 20 Mar. 2021 Acceleration feels, roughly, like being hit in the back by a bullet train. Josh Condon, Robb Report, 24 Apr. 2021 China's 350kmph driverless bullet train should be top of your list. CNN, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bullet train

1966, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jun 2021

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“Bullet train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullet%20train. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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