train-wreck

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trainwreck (plural train-wrecks)

  1. Dated form of train wreck.
    • 1913, Jack London, chapter 14, in Valley of the Moon:
      Harmon, the fireman lodger, passing through the kitchen on his way out to work, had paused to tell Saxon about the previous day's train-wreck in the Alviso marshes, and of how the engineer, imprisoned under the overturned engine and unhurt, being drowned by the rising tide, had begged to be shot.