from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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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I apologize for my part in derailment, I kinda hoped there's a segue from controlled pathways to ultraconservation of non-coding DNA.
A big train derailment happened in Los Angeles earlier this morning.
If a derailment is unavoidable, though, trust me, it is better to make Tootle think that frolicking among the daffodils was the teacher's idea (as in, "Let's set aside these problems for a minute and focus on [insert holes-in-brain remedy activity here]").
The Orioles, who postponed three games last week due to a train derailment one mile north of Camden Yards that dumped hazardous materials in the area, have dropped 14 of their last 17 contests.
This game was a make-up from July 19 when a train derailment near Camden Yards forced the postponement of two contests with the Rangers.
The second game was postponed due to a train derailment that forced the evacuation of Camden Yards.
The Orioles had games postponed for three consecutive days, including Friday's opener of this series, following a train derailment one mile north of Camden Yards.
The doubleheader was necessitated after Friday's game was postponed due to Wednesday's train derailment one mile north of
I also suffered an acetabular fracture of the right hip—a serious derailment, in other words—and an open femoral intertrochanteric fracture in the same area.
The people who helped out at the evacuation centres during the train derailment in Mississauga in 1979.