looming
 n.— «The term for misjudging an oncoming train is “looming,” said Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell, and it can have deadly consequences. “You can’t accurately judge the distance of train,” she said. “They are always closer and faster than they appear.”» —“Police turn up the heat at crossings” by Jason Wells in South Glendale Burbank Leader (California) Feb. 21, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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