1. [syn: locomotive, engine, locomotive engine, railway locomotive]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
Consolidation locomotive, a locomotive having four pairs of
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] Locomotiveness
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine
that is used to draw trains along railway tracks [syn:
locomotive, engine, locomotive engine, railway