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Definition of "express-train" [express-train]

  • A railroad-train intended for the expeditious conveyance of passengers, mail, or parcels, and making few or no stops between terminal stations: distinguished from a local or accommodation train. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "express-train" in a sentence
  • "The story was an express-train barreling down the track, only no one in the audience knew where it was heading."
  • "More securities with the label subprime or Alt-A attached to them are deemed too controversial to own, particularly with the constant threat of express-train credit downgrades taking their ratings many notches lower."
  • "There was the expected blast; then the hillside shifted greasily under him, like a giant shrugging in uneasy sleep, and he heard the express-train rumble of sliding rock."