freight engine

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noun

a locomotive for pulling freight trains, designed for high drawbar pull rather than high speed.

Nearby words

  1. freiberg's disease,
  2. freiburg,
  3. freight,
  4. freight agent,
  5. freight car,
  6. freight forwarder,
  7. freight house,
  8. freight pass-through,
  9. freight ton,
  10. freight train

Origin of freight engine

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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