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

Definition of streamliner

: one that is streamlined especially : a streamlined train

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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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