pilot engine


noun
  1. a locomotive sent on ahead of a railroad train to see that the way is clear and the track safe.

Origin of pilot engine

1
First recorded in 1830–40

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pilot engine

noun
  1. a locomotive that leads one or more other locomotives at the head of a train of coaches or wagons

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