Definition of detrain in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈtrān/


[no object]
1Leave a train.
1.1 [with object] Cause or assist to leave a train: passengers were detrained because the train was on fire
More example sentences
  • After detraining the passengers, the train backed out on the main, reversed direction, and then went east 18 miles to Seth to turn on the wye.
  • It is a revenue run, Train 3600, but I did not observe any passengers detrain once it arrived.
  • The platform was mobbed with people just detraining from a Corridor train on the opposite track but we soon reached Location A where our car would be spotted.



Example sentences
  • Consequently, addressing human factors issues implicated in wrong direction moves or unauthorised detrainments can result in SMARTer recommendations and lead to organisational and cultural changes.
  • A chap from the HMRI (Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate) came to talk to me and a supervisor about detrainments yesterday.

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Syllabification: de·train

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