- A powered rail vehicle used for pulling trains: a diesel locomotiveMore example sentences
- They are railway locomotives, fireplaces, church towers, cannons and benches.
- The use of light locomotives on the estate railways became more widespread after the First World War.
- His main interest is the steam locomotives and railways of many countries.
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- 1Of, relating to, or effecting locomotion: locomotive powerMore example sentences
- Thus substantial space is devoted, for example, to railroads in the Civil War and to the development of locomotive power in the era from 1865 to 1900.
- You must avoid the attack by using the speed of locomotive power.
- ‘As people get older their locomotive abilities give up before vision and if they become confined to one room vision and hearing become relatively more important,’ he said.
early 17th century (as an adjective): from modern Latin locomotivus, from Latin loco (ablative of locus 'place') + late Latin motivus 'motive', suggested by medieval Latin in loco moveri 'move by change of position'.
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