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train wreck

an incident in which a train is severely damaged
(informal) something or someone that has suffered ruin or calamity
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  • In it he felt the nerve-benumbing shudder which comes with the shock of a train wreck.

    The Crimson Flash Roy J. Snell
  • That was a train wreck and an injury that interrupted his routine.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
  • Next morning we found ourselves stranded at Plaquemine, by reason of a train wreck a few miles ahead.

    Recollections of a Varied Life George Cary Eggleston
  • In a train wreck, a soldier asserted that he had seen dozens of smashed corpses, although only one person was harmed.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • Twice I booked for Sydney on my own—missed one boat through a train wreck, and the other was libeled at the dockhead.

Slang definitions & phrases for train wreck



: popularly known as gang bangs or trains


To do the sex act on a woman serially, man after man, in a gang; gangbang: announced that they were going to train her (1970s+)

Related Terms

the gravy train, on the gravy train, pull a train, ride the gravy train

[related to pull a train; perhaps influenced by earlier train, ''romp, carry on wildly'']

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