prime mover
A vehicle, including heavy construction equipment, possessing military characteristics, designed primarily for towing heavy, wheeled weapons and frequently providing facilities for the transportation of the crew of, and ammunition for, the weapon.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Prime mover — may mean:In Theology: * Prime Mover in the Cosmological argument, as a first cause of existenceIn railways: * Prime mover (locomotive), a component of a locomotiveIn haulage: * Prime mover (tractor unit), a structure that provides the motive… …   Wikipedia

  • prime mover — n 1.) someone who helps to make something happen and has great influence in the way it develops prime mover in/of/behind ▪ He was a prime mover in the bid to get better pay for West Indian cricketers. ▪ She was a prime mover of social change in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Prime mover — Prime Prime, a. [F., fr. L. primus first, a superl. corresponding to the compar. prior former. See {Prior}, a., {Foremost}, {Former}, and cf. {Prim}, a., {Primary}, {Prince}.] 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prime mover — prime movers N COUNT: usu N behind/in n The prime mover behind a plan, idea, or situation is someone who has an important influence in starting it. He was the prime mover behind the coup... He has been named as the prime mover in the conspiracy… …   English dictionary

  • Prime Mover — Éditeur Psygnosis Développeur Interactivision Date de sortie 1993 Genre Course (Moto) Mode de jeu Un joueur Plate f …   Wikipédia en Français

  • prime mover — noun count someone who has a major influence on the starting or development of something: one of the prime movers behind the new museum project …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prime mover — index aggressor, architect, author (originator), determinant, promoter, protagonist, reason (basis) …   Law dictionary

  • prime mover — prīm mü vər n AGONIST (1) * * * see agonist * * * a muscle that acts directly to bring about a desired movement …   Medical dictionary

  • prime mover — *origin, source, provenance, provenience, inception, root …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prime mover — n. 1. a) the original force in a series of transmissions of force b) any initiating or principal force 2. any natural force applied by people to produce power, as muscular energy or flowing water 3. a machine, as a turbine, that converts a… …   English World dictionary

  • prime mover — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms prime mover : singular prime mover plural prime movers someone who has a major influence on the starting or development of something one of the prime movers behind the new museum project …   English dictionary

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