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Meaning of LOCOMOTIVE

Pronunciation:  `lowku'mowtiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine used to draw trains along railway tracks
  2. [adj]  of or relating to locomotion
 

LOCOMOTIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: engine, locomotive engine, locomotor, railway locomotive
 
 See Also: buffer, choo-choo, cowcatcher, diesel locomotive, donkey engine, electric locomotive, fender, footplate, iron horse, pilot, pilot engine, railroad train, shunter, steam locomotive, switch engine, tank engine, tank locomotive, traction engine, train, wheeled vehicle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lo"co*mo`tive\, a. [Cf. F. locomotif. See
    {Locomotion}.]
    1. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to
       change place; as, a locomotive animal.
    
    2. Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an
       animal.
    
    
  2. \Lo"co*mo`tive\, n.
    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.
    
    {Consolidation locomotive}, a locomotive having four pairs of
       connected drivers.
    
    {Locomotive car}, a locomotive and a car combined in one
       vehicle; a dummy engine. [U.S.]
    
    {Locomotive engine}. Same as {Locomotive}, above.
    
    {Mogul locomotive}. See {Mogul}.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aeromechanical, ambulant, ambulative, ambulatory, automechanical, automobile, automotive, biomechanical, circuit-riding, expeditionary, globe-girdling, globe-trotting, going, horseless, itinerant, itinerary, journeying, locomotor, mechanical, mechanistic, moving, mundivagant, on tour, passing, pedestrian, perambulating, perambulatory, peregrinative, peregrine, peripatetic, pilgrimlike, progressing, self-drive, self-moved, self-moving, self-propelled, strolling, touring, touristic, touristy, transportational, traveling, trekking, vehicular, walking, wayfaring, zoomechanical
 

 

 

 

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