Definition of bogie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbōɡē/

noun (plural bogies)

chiefly British
An undercarriage with four or six wheels pivoted beneath the end of a railroad car.
Example sentences
  • Another was an amusing story about a group of French airmen who would ‘borrow’ a railway bogie to get back to Elvington from Layerthorpe after a night's drinking, sent in by a reader from Foxwood.
  • A bogie is a British railway term for a wheeled truck or frame under a long carriage or engine that can swivel to help the vehicle around curves.
  • Designed to work in commercial thinning and selective cuts like the smaller 4F, it boasts larger wheels and bogies as well as greater tractive effort, all handy for the steeper, broken terrain being logged.


Early 19th century (originally in northern English dialect use): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with bogie

bogey, dogie, fogey, hoagie, stogy, yogi

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Syllabification: bo·gie

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