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Pronunciation:  `lowku'mowtiv

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  1. \Lo"co*mo`tive\, a. [Cf. F. locomotif. See
    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
  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
    {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
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