Definition of Locomotive. Meaning of Locomotive. Synonyms of Locomotive

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Definition of Locomotive

Locomotive
Locomotive Lo"co*mo`tive, a. [Cf. F. locomotif. See Locomotion.] 1. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal. 2. Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
Locomotive
Locomotive Lo"co*mo`tive, n. A locomotive engine; a self-propelling wheel carriage, especially one which bears a steam boiler and one or more steam engines which communicate motion to the wheels and thus propel the carriage, -- used to convey goods or passengers, or to draw wagons, railroad cars, etc. See Illustration in Appendix. Consolidation locomotive, a locomotive having four pairs of connected drivers. Locomotive car, a locomotive and a car combined in one vehicle; a dummy engine. [U.S.] Locomotive engine. Same as Locomotive, above. Mogul locomotive. See Mogul.

Meaning of Locomotive from wikipedia

- A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. If a locomotive is capable of carrying a payload, it is...
- A steam locomotive is a rail vehicle that provides the force to move itself and other vehicles by means of the expansion of steam.: 80  It is fuelled by...
- A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine. Several types of diesel locomotives have been developed...
- An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or a supercapacitor...
- A tank locomotive or tank engine is a steam locomotive that carries its water in one or more on-board water tanks, instead of a more traditional tender...
- train stations or freight customer facilities. Power is provided by locomotives which either draw electric power from a railway electrification system...
- The American Locomotive Company (often shortened to ALCO, ALCo or Alco) was an American manufacturer of locomotives, diesel generators, steel, and tanks...
- (Chinese: 中车戚墅堰机车有限公司; lit. 'CRRC Qishuyan Locomotive Co., Ltd.') is one of the major diesel locomotive manufacturers in China. It one of the subsidiary...
- is a classification method for steam locomotives, and some internal combustion locomotives and electric locomotives, by wheel arrangement. It was devised...
- powerful articulated and single unit locomotive is the Indian locomotive class WAG-12, currently the Locomotive with the highest Horsepower at 12000 HP...