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  1. Orient Express

    • a train that ran between Paris and Istanbul and other Balkan cities, via Vienna, from 1883 to 1961. Since 1961 the name has been used for various trains running in Europe, Asia, and Australia, some of which run over parts of the old route.
    • noun

      a rifle that discharges a bullet at high speed, used in big-game hunting.
    • (in the US) a system of mail delivery operating from 1860–1 between St Joseph in Missouri and Sacramento in California, using continuous relays of horse riders.
    • noun

      a small, fast lightweight canoe used to transport goods or passengers:
    • a train which ran between Paris and Istanbul and other Balkan cities, via Vienna, from 1883 to 1961. Since 1961 the name has been used for various trains running over parts of the old route.
    • noun

      a fast-moving lift which does not stop at every floor.
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