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n. Something with a streamlined design, especially railroad locomotives and passenger equipment.


n. a streamlined train


A streamliner is a vehicle incorporating streamlining in a shape providing reduced air resistance. The term is applied to high-speed railway trainsets of the 1930s to 1950s, and to their successor " bullet trains". Less commonly, the term is applied to fully faired recumbent bicycles. As part of the Streamline Moderne trend, the term was applied to passenger cars, trucks, and other types of light-, medium-, or heavy-duty vehicles, but now vehicle streamlining is so prevalent that it is not an outstanding characteristic. In land speed racing, it is a term applied to the long, slender, custom built, high-speed vehicles with enclosed wheels.

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Over the years, Huffman produced some of the most memorable bicycles made in America: the Huffman Dayton Streamliner in the 1930s, the Huffy Radio Bicycle in the 1950s, and the Huffy Dragster with a distinctive banana-shaped seat in the 1960s.

CHAPTER I FROM the lounge car of the Shore Express, Lamont Cranston watched the meadows slither by as the speedy streamliner ate up the last few miles of its run to Seaview City.

Among the daring visitors expected in Seaview City was one that Harry Vincent hoped to spot when the streamliner arrived.

The sleek modern streamliner, painted white with a yellow tip, looked uncomfortably like a missile.