Origin of locomotive
OTHER WORDS FROM locomotivelo·co·mo·tive·ly, adverblo·co·mo·tive·ness, lo·co·mo·tiv·i·ty, nounun·lo·co·mo·tive, adjective
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How to use locomotive in a sentence
The other locomotives, which looked like cubes, did not have such a shape.
Now, a fruitful combination of computational biomechanics and so-called “predictive simulation” are helping fill in these locomotive knowledge gaps.Two-legged dinosaurs wagged their tails like giant, scaly puppies|Hannah Seo|September 23, 2021|Popular-Science
I felt like a locomotive storming down the valley, fast because I was confident, confident because I was secure.
There they were attached to locomotives that took them south to Washington.
Because of restrictions on locomotives in the city, the cars at President Street had to be pulled by horses many blocks around the Inner Harbor to the Camden Street Station.
GE claims that retrofitting can “reduce locomotive fuel costs by up to 50 %.”
When it was first introduced some 170 years ago, the locomotive ran on a domestic fuel source.
His torso was nude and his legs had been amputated by the locomotive engine.Rome’s Deadly Pub Crawls Kill American College Student|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The big, filthy blue locomotive squeals and labors along the rails.‘Stupid Enough to Pay’: Tim Parks’s Italian Rail Adventures|Tim Parks|June 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Another time, I was shooting a locomotive and it blew up, and some of the stuff got in my air scoop, but I managed to fly it back.Dr. Roscoe Brown, A Real-Life Tuskegee Airman, Tells His ‘Red Tails’ Story|Marlow Stern|January 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The steamboat of 1809 and the steam locomotive of 1830 were the direct result of what had gone before.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The south tunnel in New Street was blocked April 18, 1877, by a locomotive turning over.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Now for the second time the old man and the locomotive regarded each other.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
In the innermost, Atock, our locomotive engineer, and I chummed together.
In others the arms may have been the chief locomotive organs and the feet have given steadiness.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for locomotive
- Also called: locomotive engine a self-propelled engine driven by steam, electricity, or diesel power and used for drawing trains along railway tracks
- (as modifier)a locomotive shed; a locomotive works