stream·​lin·​er ˈstrēm-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce streamliner (audio)
: one that is streamlined
especially : a streamlined train

Examples of streamliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The streamliner's arcing roof does impinge on rear headroom somewhat, but noggin space is still competitive. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 13 May 2023 The near 700,000 Black folk who arrived in L.A. between 1940 and 1970, who locomoted the City of Los Angeles streamliner or rode a grumbling Greyhound or braved the crucible of driving. Mitchell S. Jackson, New York Times, 27 Dec. 2022 Parked on the tracks alongside the plant is the Nancy Hanks II, a streamliner between Atlanta and Savannah with deluxe coaches and a grill-lounge car. Bo Emerson, ajc, 25 Oct. 2021 The streamliner flipped twice — end-over-end —and rolled in the air. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 Her team wants the FIM land speed record held since 2010 by Rocky Robinson, riding the Top One Ack-Attack streamliner at 376.363 mph. Joe Michaud, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 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, 22 July 2020 Since then, Thompson has put her entire focus and energy into the four-wheel streamliner. Bob McManaman, azcentral, 14 Mar. 2020 Passengers can choose from four seating classes: streamliner, premier, first and executive. Bharbi Hazarika, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of streamliner was in 1934

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“Streamliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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