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steam locomotive

a locomotive moved by steam power generated in its own boiler: still in commercial use in nations that have not yet converted entirely to diesel and electric locomotives. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This was the first steam locomotive of American make in history.

    Steve and the Steam Engine Sara Ware Bassett
  • He says, 'This was the first steam locomotive engine ever made in America.'

    A Pioneer Railway of the West Maude Ward Lafferty
  • The self-binder and the steam locomotive have been our achievements.

  • In 1829 the first steam locomotive was put into use in the United States.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • The steam locomotive must go to the “back shop” at the end of 75,000 miles.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • The steam locomotive in this northeastern territory is nearly doomed.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • Nor was the development of the steam locomotive the result of any sudden discovery of steam.

    Anticipations Herbert George Wells
  • This was the condition of affairs when the steam locomotive was invented.

  • It was Christmas Eve of 1801 when this steam locomotive was completed and was brought out for trial.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks
  • It was while he was residing in Edinburgh that he took out a patent for a steam locomotive to be used on the common roads.

    Automobile Biographies

    Lyman Horace Weeks

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