HyperDic: locomotive

English > 2 senses of the word locomotive:
NOUNartifactlocomotive, engine, locomotive engine, railway locomotivea wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
ADJECTIVEpertlocomotive, locomotorof or relating to locomotion
locomotive > pronunciation
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > locomotive: 2 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to locomotion.
Spanishlocomotivo, locomotor
Nounslocomotionself-propelled movement
locomotionthe power or ability to move
Verbslocomotechange location
English > locomotive: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks.
Synonymsengine, locomotive engine, railway locomotive
Member oftrain, railroad trainpublic transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
Partsfender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilotAn inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
footplateThe platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the engineer stands to operate the controls
Narrowerchoo-chooA child's word for locomotive
diesel locomotiveA locomotive driven by a diesel engine
dinky, dinkeyA small locomotive
electric locomotiveA locomotive that is powered by an electric motor
iron horse(c. 1840) an early term for a locomotive
pilot engineA locomotive that precedes a train to check the track / track
shunterA small locomotive used to move cars around but not to make trips
steam locomotiveA locomotive powered by a steam engine
switch engine, donkey engineA locomotive for switching rolling stock in a railroad yard
tank engine, tank locomotiveA locomotive that carries its own fuel and water
traction enginesteam-powered locomotive for drawing heavy loads along surfaces / surfaces other than tracks
Broaderself-propelled vehicleA wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion

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