3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Locomotive \Lo"co*mo'tive\, adjective [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Locomotive \Lo"co*mo'tive\, noun 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}. Locomotiveness

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: of or relating to locomotion [syn: {locomotive}, {locomotor}]


1: a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks [syn: {locomotive}, {engine}, {locomotive engine}, {railway locomotive}]

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