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Definitions of locomotive

  1. wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine used to draw trains along railway tracks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A steam engine or electric motor for drawing railway cars. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A locomotive machine: a railway engine. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. LOCOMOTIVITY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A railway engine. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A locomotive engine; a self-propelling wheel carriage, especially one which bears a steam boiler and one or more steam engines which communicate motion to the wheels and thus propel the carriage, -- used to convey goods or passengers, or to draw wagons, railroad cars, etc. See Illustration in Appendix. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Having the power of moving from place to place; pertaining to a machine that moves about under its own power. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Moving from place to place: capable of or assisting in locomotion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Moving from place to place; pertaining to locomotion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Moving or changing from place to place. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A locomotive machine, specially a railway engine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Moving from place to place; not stationary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for locomotive

  1. The apparition passed and disappeared in an instant, leaving behind it a long train of white dust, as an express locomotive leaves behind a train of smoke. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  2. I don't know how long I had been asleep, but what made me wake up was the whistle of a locomotive – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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