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trainspotting

noun [U] uk   /ˈtreɪnˌspɒt.ɪŋ/ us    /-ˌspɑː.t̬ɪŋ/ UK
the activity of watching trains and writing down the numbers that each railway engine has
trainspotter
noun [C] uk   /-ˌspɒt.ər/ us    /-ˌspɑː.t̬ɚ/
Translations of “trainspotting”
in Chinese (Traditional) 觀察火車並記錄機車號碼…
in Chinese (Simplified) 观察火车并记录机车号码…
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