Definition of jump the railschiefly British, of a train
- Dozens of people were injured when the train jumped the rails.
: to spring into the air : leap
: to move suddenly or involuntarily : start
: to move energetically : hustle
: an act of jumping : leap
: any of several sports competitions featuring a leap, spring, or bound
: a leap in figure skating in which the skater leaves the ice with both feet and turns in the air
: exactly, pat
: a bar extending from one post or support to another and serving as a guard or barrier
: a structural member or support
: to provide with a railing : fence
: any of numerous wading birds (family Rallidae, the rail family) that are of small or medium size and have short rounded wings, a short tail, and usually very long toes which enable them to run on the soft mud of marshes
: to revile or scold in harsh, insolent, or abusive language
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