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locomotive

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adjective lo·co·mo·tive \ˌlō-kə-ˈmō-tiv\

Definition of locomotive

  1. 1 :  locomotory

  2. 2 :  of or relating to travel

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or being a machine that moves about by operation of its own mechanism

Examples of locomotive in a sentence

  1. the locomotive ability of spiders

1612

First Known Use of locomotive

1612


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locomotive

noun lo·co·mo·tive

Definition of locomotive

  1. 1 :  a self-propelled vehicle that runs on rails and is used for moving railroad cars

  2. 2 :  a school or college cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed

1829

First Known Use of locomotive

1829


LOCOMOTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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locomotive

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adjective lo·co·mo·tive \ˌlō-kə-ˈmō-tiv\

Definition of locomotive for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to movement from place to place : of or relating to locomotion


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locomotive

noun lo·co·mo·tive

Definition of locomotive for English Language Learners

  • : the vehicle that produces the power that pulls a train


LOCOMOTIVE Defined for Kids

locomotive

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noun lo·co·mo·tive \ˌlō-kə-ˈmō-tiv\

Definition of locomotive for Students

  1. :  a vehicle that moves under its own power and is used to haul cars on a railroad


Medical Dictionary

locomotive

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adjective lo·co·mo·tive \ˌlō-kə-ˈmōt-iv\

Medical Definition of locomotive

  1. :  locomotor 1 <locomotive organs include flagella, cilia, pseudopodia, and limbs>



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