transitive + intransitive
: to align badly or incorrectly
- … the rear coach loosened an axle crossing a rough switch frog, misaligning the wheels so that they came off the track and bumped along the ties …
- —Terry Pindell
- Even minor movement can cause the cords in the wireless charger to misalign and the charging to stop.
- —Rishabh Jain
… the lack of stereopsis results from conflicting input reaching the brain from the two misaligned eyes …
—Susan R. Barry
Worn wheels, defective axles, … and misaligned rails, as well as human error, also cause derailments.