derailment


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de·rail

 (dē-rāl′)
intr. & tr.v. de·railed, de·rail·ing, de·rails
1. To run or cause to run off the rails.
2. To come or bring to a sudden halt: a campaign derailed by lack of funds; a policy that derailed under the new administration.

[French dérailler : dé-, off (from Old French de-; see de-) + rail, rail (from English; see rail1).]

de·rail′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derailment - an accident in which a train runs off its trackderailment - an accident in which a train runs off its track
misadventure, mischance, mishap - an instance of misfortune
Translations
vykolejení
kisikláskisiklasztás
ontsporing
urspårning

derailment

[dɪˈreɪlmənt] Ndescarrilamiento m

derailment

[diːˈreɪlmənt] n [train] → déraillement m

derailment

nEntgleisung f

derailment

[dɪˈreɪlmənt] nderagliamento
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TORONTO -- A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board announced Monday.
The staff detached the affected coach from the train and after adjustment of its passengers in other coaches, the train resumed its journey, the sources said and informed that efforts are underway to repair the down track damaged due to derailment.
A derailment on the only rail line to Churchill, Man.
Wednesday in a derailment that prompted the evacuation of nearly 700 nearby residents, authorities said.