AskDefine | Define detrain

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detrain v : leave a train

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  • a UK /ˈdi.tɹeɪn/, "di.treIn/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪn


  1. rail transport intransitive To exit from a train; to disembark
    If you plan to detrain at the next stop, please begin gathering your belongings.
  2. rail transport transitive to remove a passenger or passengers from a train; to evacuate passengers from a train.
    Following the accident passengers were detrained through the rear cab
  3. In the context of "of an athlete": to reduce one's training, particularly during the offseason, in preparation for a cycle of retraining.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alight, come to land, debark, debus, deplane, disembark, disemplane, dock, drop anchor, go ashore, land, make a landfall, make land, make port, moor, put in, put into port, reach land, tie up, unboat
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