Definition of locomotive:
- 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.
- Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
- Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion.
- Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
- "The Valley of the Giants", Peter B. Kyne.
- "The Asses of Balaam", Gordon Randall Garrett.
A 66- inch diameter vertical boring- mill was the first machine used in making these experiments, and large locomotive tires, made out of hard steel of uniform quality, were day after day cut up into chips in gradually learning how to make, shape, and use the cutting tools so that they would do faster work.- "The Principles of Scientific Management", Frederick Winslow Taylor.