mogul
Mogul Mo*gul", n. [From the Mongolian.] 1. A person of the Mongolian race. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: Any of the Mongolian peoples who conquered parts of India and established an empire lasting from 1526 to 1857. Also, any of their descendents. [PJC]

3. (Railroad) A heavy locomotive for freight traffic, having three pairs of connected driving wheels and a two-wheeled truck. [1913 Webster]

4. A great personage; magnate; autocrat; as, an industrial mogul. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Great Mogul}, or {Grand Mogul}, the sovereign of the empire founded in Hindustan by the Mongols under Baber in the sixteenth century. Hence, a very important personage; a lord; -- sometimes only {mogul} or {Moghul}. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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