Locomotive engine
Locomotive 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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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