Meaning of death train in English:

death train

Pronunciation /ˈdɛθ treɪn/


  • 1rare A railway train carrying a corpse to or from a funeral.

  • 2A railway train carrying people to their deaths, or on which many people die because of harsh conditions; specifically a train used to transport people to a Nazi concentration camp.


Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From death + train.