American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To leave or cause to leave a railroad train.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To remove from or cause to leave a railway train: said especially of bodies of men: as, to detrain troops.
- To quit a railway train: as, the volunteers detrained quickly and fell into line.
- v. rail transport, intransitive To exit from a train; to disembark
- v. rail transport, transitive to remove a passenger or passengers from a train; to evacuate passengers from a train.
- v. of an athlete to reduce one's training, particularly during the offseason, in preparation for a cycle of retraining.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. engraving To alight, or to cause to alight, from a railway train.
- v. leave a train
- de- + train (Wiktionary)
“All trains from Petit Houvin detrain at Belle Englise.”
“Though Captain Putney returned to civilian life and had become a veterinarian in Los Angeles, he continued to advocate for change to the system, and three years before he died -- sixty years since he had trained the dogs in the first canine unit, the Senate pass as house bill that permits handlers to detrain and adopt their dogs when their military usefulness has ended October 24, 2000.”
“Prior to the accident, the Pink train had been instructed to detrain all passengers at the TTC station and then to operate without passengers past the station and a switch to a point where the train could be backed through the track switch from the Epcot loop over to the Magic Kingdom loop.”
“At about the same time, the Purple train, which was inbound to the TTC station, was instructed to stop at the station to detrain passengers.”
“Above: A mother with a child in a stroller prepares to detrain.”
“Always board and detrain in a skirt and blouse or dress.”
“On any given day, about a thousand people detrain at Kamarkundu junction to work in Singur on jobs directly or indirectly related to farming.”
“You detrain, walk across the bridge, go through a checkpoint, and climb on the next train.”
“Having had to detrain and walk back to Blackpool, he faced a delay of a few hours and the likelihood of missing his connecting train to London - so approached a couple of young nurses in the same boat asking if they wanted to share a taxi to Preston he assures me there was no ulterior motive in this!”
“To view it, detrain at Bahuichivo, get someone to drive you over many miles of bumps, then hike to the rim.”
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away from; off; down; entirely; undo; reverse
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