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Definition of locomotive:

  1. 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.
  2. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
  3. Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion.
  4. Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.


railway locomotive, locomotive engine, train, diesel locomotive, passenger locomotive, electric locomotive, locomotor, freight locomotive, coal-burner, engine, wood-burner.

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