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A steam locomotive.

English[]

Pronunciation[]

  • (RP) IPA: /ˌləʊkəʊˈməʊtiv/
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Noun[]

Singular
Locomotive

Plural
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Locomotive ({{{1}}})

  1. Template:Railroading The power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself, but pulls the coaches or rail cars or wagons.
  2. (rare) A traction engine
  3. (slang) A cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed
  4. Template:Economics A country which drives the world economy by having a high level of imports. (i.e. The United States).

Usage notes[]

Sometimes erroneously used as a synonym for train.

Translations[]

Etymology[]

Pertaining to movement from French locomotif (feminine locomotive), from Latin loco from a place (ablativus of locus place) + Vulgar Latin motivus moving (see motive)

Adjective[]

Locomotive (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Locomotive

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. of or relating to locomotion
  2. of or relating to the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself

Translations[]


French[]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Locomotive f. (plural Locomotives)

  1. locomotive

Italian[]

Noun[]

locomotive f.

  1. Plural form of locomotiva.

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