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locomobile

[loh-kuh-moh-buh l, -beel]
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adjective
  1. automotive; self-propelling.
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noun
  1. a self-propelled vehicle, traction engine, or the like.
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Origin of locomobile

First recorded in 1885–90; see origin at locomotive, mobile
Related formslo·co·mo·bil·i·ty [loh-kuh-moh-bil-i-tee] /ˌloʊ kə moʊˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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Examples from the Web for locomobile

Historical Examples

  • The locomobile kept this name forever after in Meyerhofer's house.

    Dame Care

    Hermann Sudermann

  • The locomobile runs very evenly and smoothly, and with very little noise, a welcome change after the very audible explosion motor.

  • Frau Elsbeth mutely shook her head, and went into the house just as the locomobile arrived before the gate.

    Dame Care

    Hermann Sudermann

  • He had found it lying on the locomobile the day the work was begun again, and had carried it about with him ever since.

    Dame Care

    Hermann Sudermann

  • Next morning, when the locomobile was pulled out, a strange rattling, scrunching sound was heard on the threshold of the shed.

    Dame Care

    Hermann Sudermann