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Locomotive engine   /lˌoʊkəmˈoʊtɪv ˈɛndʒən/   Listen
Locomotive engine

A wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks.  Synonyms: engine, locomotive, railway locomotive.

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"Locomotive engine" Quotes from Famous Books

... baleful prophecies concerning the locomotive engine, the officials of the projected railroad between Liverpool and Manchester, where the cars were expected to be drawn by horses, offered a premium of L500 for the best locomotive capable of drawing a gross weight of twenty tons at the rate of ten miles an hour. The ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8 • Various

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