Definition of Locomotive engine
1. Noun. A wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks.
Specialized synonyms: Choo-choo, Diesel Locomotive, Dinkey, Dinky, Electric Locomotive, Iron Horse, Pilot Engine, Shunter, Steam Locomotive, Donkey Engine, Switch Engine, Tank Engine, Tank Locomotive, Traction Engine
Terms within: Buffer, Cowcatcher, Fender, Pilot, Footplate
Generic synonyms: Self-propelled Vehicle
Group relationships: Railroad Train, Train
Derivative terms: Engineer
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Literary usage of Locomotive engine
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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"the said defendants then and there operating, controlling, and managing said locomotive engine, tender car, and train of cars aforesaid negligently, ..."
2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1851)
"A POWERFUL locomotive engine. A locomotive engine lias bean lately manufactured at the works of the Great Northern Company, at Hoston, England, ..."
3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"... in this division of labor almost every " vice-man" was employed in finishing some limb, joint, or other component part of a locomotive engine destined ..."
4. The Economic Theory of the Location of Railways: An Analysis of the by Arthur Mellen Wellington (1887)
"THE locomotive engine. CHAPTER XI. THE locomotive engine.* 481. THz locomotive engine is, so far as the skill and foresight of ..."
5. Biennial Report by Vermont Public Service Commission (1860)
"It may, in fact, be regarded as the type of the locomotive engine." The Killingworth railway continued to be worked with a good degree of success, ..."
6. Popular Lectures on Science and Art: Delivered in the Principal Cities and by Dionysius Lardner (1846)
"Railways.—Effects of Railway Transport.—History of the locomotive engine.—Construction of locomotive engine by ..."
7. A Treatise on the Steam Engine in Its Application to Mines, Mills, Steam by Artizan club (London, England) (1853)
"Required the diameter of the feed pipes for a locomotive engine, the diameter ... The diameter of the piston rod for the locomotive engine is usually about ..."
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