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See also: acela



A shortening of Acela Express, from a marketing coinage based on acceleration and excellence.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. (US, rail transport) The service mark of Amtrak's high-speed rail service in the Northeast Corridor of the United States.
  2. (US, by extension) The Northeastern United States, generally north and east of Washington, D.C..
    • 2021 January 12, Ross Douthat, “How the Republican Party Could Break”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      First, the party’s non-Trumpist faction — embodied by senators like Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski, various purple- and blue-state governors and most of the remaining Acela corridor conservatives, from lawyers and judges to lobbyists and staffers — [] .