shinkansen

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 新幹線 ‎(shinkansen しんかんせん), from Middle Chinese (sin "new") + (kàn "trunk", "body") + (sjèn "line").

Noun[edit]

shinkansen ‎(plural shinkansen)

  1. (Japan, rail transport) A Japanese high-speed passenger train; bullet train

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