Definition of trainspotter in English:
1A person who collects train or locomotive numbers as a hobby.
- She said: ‘I have spoken to managers at the station and they are quite happy for trainspotters to continue their hobby.’
- Questions begin to appear, such as, are they going to be weird, like trainspotters, (sorry trainspotters, I know it's a dreadful generalisation), and if they are, then what if I fit in!
- Surrounded by books, pictures, signs and stickers about trains as well as trainspotters, a train set and even train noises, this is a themed restaurant gone crazy.
1.1often derogatory A person who obsessively studies the minutiae of any minority interest or specialized hobby: the idea is to make the music really really collectable so the trainspotters will buy it in their pathetic thousands
More example sentences
- From a trainspotter's point of view I find it really interesting as well, the historical side of drinks and so forth.
- Basically, though, online critics are votaries, trainspotters, collectors of information.
- It brings out the political trainspotter in him, as he enthuses about the technology and techniques the party is honing.
- Example sentences
- And unlike trainspotting, with our hobby you get to keep warm in winter.
- And make no mistake: trainspotting is definitely an all-male pastime.
- It tells the story of the steam locomotive with displays covering model railways, trainspotting and locomotive engineering.
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