Definition of death train in US English:

death train

noun

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

  • 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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

death train

/ˈdɛθ treɪn/