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Definition of Locomotive


  1. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
  2. Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
  3. 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.
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Locomotive Translations

locomotive in Dutch is motorisch
locomotive in French is locomotive
locomotive in German is Lokomotive, bewegend
locomotive in Italian is locomotiva
locomotive in Norwegian is lokomotiv, bevegelses-
locomotive in Portuguese is locomotiva
locomotive in Spanish is locomotora