[ US /dɪˈɹeɪɫmənt/ ]
[ UK /dɪɹˈe‍ɪlmənt/ ]
  1. an accident in which a train runs off its track
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How To Use derailment In A Sentence

  • This was a move that wasn't planned by committee organisers, who called it an "irresponsible derailment."
  • The movement will actively work to stop the candidate in November, though the derailment will come from the ideological right.
  • About 514 feet of rail was dislocated in the derailment.
  • Police are investigating whether a train derailment between Ballan and Gordon was caused by an act of sabotage.
  • The two Governments decided that to demand a response to their proposals at this point would almost certainly trigger an immediate derailment.
  • A preliminary investigation into the accident has blamed loose points near the station as the likely cause of the derailment.
  • The train was on its way back at the end of the day when a low-speed derailment occurred.
  • Rail chiefs warned of major disruption to services on the East Coast main line following the derailment.
  • Of course, in the short term the railroading process is likely to proceed unabated, but in the longer term a permanent derailment is likely. Hawaii Reporter
  • Please note these announcements were collected before the derailment in case anyone thinks they are currently making light of the situation.
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