Definition of Derails

1. Verb. (third-person singular of derail) ¹



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Definition of Derails

1. derail [v] - See also: derail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Derails

deradicalizes
deradicalizing
deraign
deraigned
deraigning
deraigns
derail
derailed
derailer
derailers
derailing
derailleur
derailleurs
derailment
derailments
derails (current term)
derain
derained
deraining
derains
deramciclane
derandomisation
derandomise
derandomised
derandomises
derandomising
derandomization
derandomizations
derandomize
derandomized

Literary usage of Derails

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1. Railway Signaling by Everett Edgar King (1921)
"When a derail on one track of a crossing is reversed, it locks the derails of the conflicting tracks at normal. When the derails are reversed the home ..."

2. Railway Maintenance Engineering: With Notes on Construction by William Hamilton Sellew (1915)
"derails.—derails are used at interlocking plants, as will be explained in Chap. ... The earlier forms of derails consisted of an ordinary switch point or ..."

3. Maintenance of Way and Structures by William Clyde Willard (1915)
"Derailing Switches and derails.—A derailing switch or derail is used on sidings to prevent cars or trains from fouling the main track; and on main track at ..."

4. Notes on Track: Construction and Maintenance by Walter Mason Camp (1903)
"derails are usually located 300 to 500 ft. from the crossing, the distance in some states being regulated by law. With the increasing speed of trains 500 ..."

5. Railway Signaling in Theory and Practice by James Brandt Latimer (1909)
"derails may be grouped under three general heads: (1) Split point derails. ... (3) Solid derails. Fig. 59 shows i and 3, and Fig. 6o shows 2. ..."

6. Practical Helps for the Electric Railway Shop, Track, Power, Line and (1919)
"Apparatus for Operation of derails at Crossings. A situation somewhat analogous to the traffic conditions at congested points is found at busy surface ..."

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