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Definition of Derailer
1. something which derails [n -S]
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Literary usage of Derailer
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"A derailer is an appliance on the top of the rail, and a Jackknife one that when operated separates two rails so that the ends do not come together. ..."
2. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1913)
"During that period defendant spiked its derailer so that it could not be opened, and placed at the intersection a watchman whose duty it was to give the ..."
3. Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme Court of the by Iowa Supreme Court, Nathaniel B. Raymond, Benjamin I. Salinger, W. W. Cornwall, Ulysses Grant Whitney, Richard Reichmann, Frederick F. Faville, Charles H. Scholz, Charles W. Barlow (1912)
"The derailer lever, by means of which said switch was opened and closed, is located south of the south track of said Rock Island Railway Company at said ..."
4. Annual Report by Public Service Commission of Washington (1912)
"Running about 20 miles per hour at the time he discovered the change in the signai, he was unable to stop before he struck the derailer and was derailed. ..."