engine burn fracture

noun

Definition of engine burn fracture

: a progressive fracture in a rail that originates at spots where the driving wheels of a locomotive have slipped or spun

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“Engine burn fracture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engine%20burn%20fracture. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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