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  • n. The action of a locomotive or train leaving the rails along which it runs
  • n. A pattern of discourse (in speech or writing) that is a sequence of unrelated or only remotely related ideas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of going off, or the state of being off, the rails of a railroad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of derailing, or causing to leave the rails, as a railroad-train or -car.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an accident in which a train runs off its track

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