Definition of train set in English:

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train set

Pronunciation: /ˈtrān ˌset/


1A set of trains, tracks, and other things making up a child’s model railroad.
Example sentences
  • A model train set with 50 pieces of track used to deliver bonus cheques to executives around the building.
  • Somebody once said to me that I didn't need a model train set because I came into work every day and had a real one.
  • They are like pieces in a model train set, the only variable being my timekeeping.
2A set of railroad cars, often with a locomotive, coupled together for a particular service.
Example sentences
  • The train set, like all TGV and other high speed trains, was articulated with all electric power cars at each end.
  • In fifty years time there are likely to be even fewer Aucklanders than there are today - especially if we waste two billion dollars building train sets, instead of finishing the road network.
  • Miniature coal-fired power stations, a car that runs on electricity, a lawnmower, mini hot-air balloons and homemade train sets were all entered into the competition.

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