trainspotting n.

1959 (train spotter attested from 1958), chiefly British English, in reference to the hobby of recording the numbers of the locomotives one has observed; see train (n.) in the railroad sense + spot (v.).

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  • Then, he singled out Pulp Fiction and Trainspotting as “glorifying” drug use.

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    October 19, 2014

  • Trainspotting had to be reedited and partially redubbed for its American release back in 1996.

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    Nico Hines

    October 1, 2013

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