Crossword clues for locomotive
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.
Locomotive \Lo"co*mo`tive\, a. [Cf. F. locomotif. See Locomotion.]
Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 of or relating to locomotion 2 of or relating to the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself n. 1 (context rail transport English) The power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself, but pulls the coaches or rail cars or wagons. 2 (context rare English) A traction engine 3 (context slang English) A cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed 4 (context economics English) A country which drives the world economy by having a high level of imports. (i.e. The United States).
adj. of or relating to locomotion [syn: locomotor]
A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. The word originates from the Latin loco – "from a place", ablative of locus, "place" + Medieval Latin motivus, "causing motion", and is a shortened form of the term locomotive engine, first used in the early 19th century to distinguish between mobile and stationary steam engines.
A locomotive has no payload capacity of its own, and its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks. In contrast, some trains have self-propelled payload-carrying vehicles. These are not normally considered locomotives, and may be referred to as multiple units, motor coaches or railcars. The use of these self-propelled vehicles is increasingly common for passenger trains, but rare for freight (see CargoSprinter). Vehicles which provide motive power to haul an unpowered train, but are not generally considered locomotives because they have payload space or are rarely detached from their trains, are known as power cars.
Traditionally, locomotives pulled trains from the front. However, push-pull operation has become common, where the train may have a locomotive (or locomotives) at the front, at the rear, or at each end. __TOC__
Locomotive (originally The Locomotive) were a British band in the 1960s, from Birmingham. Their musical styles ranged from jazz to psychedelic rock and ska, and their original line-up featured Chris Wood, later of Traffic, and drummer Mike Kellie of Spooky Tooth. They had a minor UK hit in 1968 with "Rudi's In Love", before turning to progressive rock with their only album, We Are Everything You See, released in 1970.
A Locomotive is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train. A road locomotive is a type of heavy-haulage traction engine.
"Locomotive" may also refer to:
Locomotive is a 2013 children's book written and illustrated by Brian Floca. In 2014 it won both the Randolph Caldecott Medal for "most distinguished American picture book for children" and a Robert F. Sibert Honor. It also became one of the best 10 illustrated books in New York Times. Other works of Floca's are Moonshot, which also won the Sibert Honor, and Lightship which, for its contribution of information of literature for children, won the Sibert Honor.
Usage examples of "locomotive".
African carving, a battered toy locomotive, a banderilla, an alpenstock carved with the names of formidable climbs, a tiny ivory Buddha and a broken crucifix.
There, in that moribund, ancient town, wrapped in its siesta, flagellated with heat, deserted, ignored, baking in a noon-day silence, these two strange men, the one a poet by nature, the other by training, both out of tune with their world, dreamers, introspective, morbid, lost and unfamiliar at that end-of-the-century time, searching for a sign, groping and baffled amidst the perplexing obscurity of the Delusion, sat over empty wine glasses, silent with the pervading silence that surrounded them, hearing only the cooing of doves and the drone of bees, the quiet so profound, that at length they could plainly distinguish at intervals the puffing and coughing of a locomotive switching cars in the station yard of Bonneville.
No LOCOMOTIVE WILL ride the steel tracks that Berel Jastrow, Sammy Mutterperl, and the other Jews of Kommando 1005 are handling, nor will the heavy wooden ties piled nearby support the weight of rolling trains.
Presently, after threading their way among a multitude of locomotives, with and without trains attached, that backed and advanced, or stood still, hissing impatiently on every side, they passed through the station to a broad planking above the river on the other side, and thence, after encounter of more locomotives, they found, by dint of much asking, a street winding up the hill-side to the left, and leading to the German Bierhaus that gives access to the best view of the cataract.
Copernik the line had been electrified, and the lack of coal smoke and the pounding, chuffing sound of a steam locomotive was a little eerie.
He goes through the crowded thoroughfares, through cluttered places, through factories, hotels, wharves, sits in railway trains, and the glare and tumult and pulsation, the engines and locomotives and cranes, the whole mad phantasmagoria of the modern city, evoke images in him, inflame him to reproduce them in all their weight and gianthood and mass, their blackness and luridness and power.
The gun itself recoiled with the force of a runaway locomotive, jarring backward a full ten paces to mangle the legs of the two leading horses of the limber team.
Ominous though the locomotive was, Harry and Rufe had beaten its plodding pace and only wished that the freight would speed its arrival.
As they came to their feet, Harry not only shoved Rufe to the ditch on the far side of the track, but started him along that narrow pathway toward the locomotive, so that they could gain protection sooner.
The locomotive responded with a puff of steam and a screech of steel on steel as Sinders let out the throttle.
She signaled to Li Sung, and a moment later the locomotive pulled out of the station.
Aided by the slight down grade, unhandicapped by extra cars, the big locomotive was pulling out with unusual speed.
I hocked a few more shares of my old Mass Anal stock and bought an antique locomotive.
On the 15th Buller occupied Spitzkop in the north, capturing a quantity of stores, while on the 14th French took Barberton in the south, releasing all the remaining British prisoners and taking possession of forty locomotives, which do not appear to have been injured by the enemy.
Chalminski had to offerand powered herself down at him with the equivalent force of a locomotive crashing through a barricade of Swiss cheese.