stream·​lin·​er | \ ˈstrēm-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce streamliner (audio) \

Definition of streamliner

: one that is streamlined especially : a streamlined train

Examples of streamliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Learn how production companies at the time were setting up fantastic stunt production feats, from sinking an 8,000-ton streamliner to an untethered jump from a hot air balloon. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Pop News: Airports, Lava and Movie Stunts," 22 July 2020 Since then, Thompson has put her entire focus and energy into the four-wheel streamliner. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Scottsdale racer Valerie Thompson off to Australia in quest of land speed records," 14 Mar. 2020 Passengers can choose from four seating classes: streamliner, premier, first and executive. Bharbi Hazarika, Los Angeles Times, "Ride a train pulled by the Big Boy locomotive on its L.A. stop Oct. 12 and 13," 3 Oct. 2019 So Thompson puts his streamliner on the trailer and heads back to the Salt Flats in 1968. Mark Mahaney, Smithsonian, "Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory," 10 July 2019 Meanwhile, the Yanks were building backyard streamliners out of war surplus belly tanks. Mark Mahaney, Smithsonian, "Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory," 10 July 2019 The cabin is a silent streamliner of interstate travel. Mark Maynard,, "2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe: a charmed life," 27 Oct. 2017 As world class streamliners go, the Orpheus is a fairly conventional design. Bryan Ball, WIRED, "Breaking the Speed Record: 81 MPH on a Bike," 30 Mar. 2007

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First Known Use of streamliner

1934, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2020

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“Streamliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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