Definition of light engine in English:

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light engine

noun

A railroad locomotive running with no vehicles attached.
Example sentences
  • As the 3040 accelerated in a cloud of dust, she was passed by another light engine, southbound sister 3039 returning from a helper shift.
  • The light engine would then pull the con-cast loads for #2 Rod Mill from track 567.

adverb

(Of a locomotive) running with no vehicles attached: 75069 returned light engine
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