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lo·co·mo·tive

locomotive

 
pronunciation:
lo k mo tihv
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part of speech: noun
definition: an engine that moves by its own power. It is used to pull or push railroad cars.
 
derivation: locomotively (adv.)
Word History
Locomotive entered English from French in 1612, long before trains existed. Its first meaning was "able to move from place to place." It became a word for a railroad engine in the 1800s.