compound locomotive

noun

Definition of compound locomotive

: a steam locomotive having two or more cylinders in which the exhaust steam passes from one to another to do additional work before being released

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“Compound locomotive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/compound%20locomotive. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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