- Also lo·co·mo·to·ry. of, relating to, or affecting locomotion.
- a person or thing that is capable of locomotion.
Origin of locomotor
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Examples from the Web for locomotory
But of the locomotory, to which we ourselves belong, we can tell more.Across the Plains
Robert Louis Stevenson
This, of course, is restricted to articulations of the locomotory apparatus.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
They have no need of the power of locomotion, and accordingly are usually without wings, legs, or other locomotory organs.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
But, if the locomotory pads grip only on one side, progress becomes impossible.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
Planula, plan′ū-la, n. the locomotory embryo of the cœlenterates.
- of or relating to locomotion
C19: from Latin locō from a place, ablative of locus place + motor (mover)
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Word Origin and History for locomotory
1822, from Latin loco "from a place" (ablative of locus "place") + motor.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to movement from one place to another.
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