• synonyms

steam locomotive

  1. a locomotive moved by steam power generated in its own boiler: still in commercial use in nations that have not yet converted entirely to diesel and electric locomotives.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for steam locomotive

Historical Examples

  • Steam-locomotive first used to haul loads on a railroad—Richard Trevethick, England, 1804.

    The Story of Great Inventions

    Elmer Ellsworth Burns