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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

... multiplicity of words and the suggested vignette of a lusty old gentleman scrambling among tangle. It is to be remembered that he came to engineering while yet it was in the egg and without a library, and that he saw the bounds of that profession widen daily. He saw iron ships, steamers, and the locomotive engine, introduced. He lived to travel from Glasgow to Edinburgh in the inside of a forenoon, and to remember that he himself had "often been twelve hours upon the journey, and his grandfather (Lillie) two days"! ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... practical sense and the unconquerable will of George Stephenson, the numerous inventions which together make up the locomotive engine had been collected into a machine which, in combination with the improved roadway, was to revolutionize the transportation of the world. The railroad, as a machine, was invented. It remained to apply the ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887 • Various

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