dinkey

or dink·y

[ ding-kee ]

noun,plural dink·eys.
  1. a small locomotive, especially with a switch engine.

Origin of dinkey

1
1840–50; noun use of dinky; see -ey2

Words Nearby dinkey

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How to use dinkey in a sentence

  • What's those dinkey little reports and monkeydoodle business amount to, anyhow?

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
  • The parts are shown in the drawing full size, except the clamp that holds the dinkey in upright position (Fig. 15).

    Educational Toys | Louis C. Petersen
  • Set it swinging and watch the bobbing performance according to dinkey fashion.

    Educational Toys | Louis C. Petersen
  • Below lay the chaotic construction camp buried in silence and in darkness save for the lighted windows of the dinkey.

    A Fool For Love | Francis Lynde
  • The shovel card is kept by the shovel runner or the fireman, and the train record is kept by the dinkey runner.