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It was the whistle of a steam locomotive. Christianity Today (2000)This does not make it quick or cheap to build a locomotive from scratch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was being propelled by a diesel locomotive disguised as a van behind it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When a locomotive blew its steam, he began screaming. AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)The plan was to steal just the front of the train: the locomotive and first two carriages. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They know all about this because the first locomotive that came to Japan was manufactured in the area. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I glanced up the length of the train to the locomotive. Anti-Ice (1993)Consultants: gravy train or locomotive? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Right now, the country that invented the steam locomotive and gave railways to the world cannot be bothered to make them any more. The Sun (2011)A full-size steam locomotive appears from nowhere. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Steam locomotives were introduced in the 1860s and today, tourists can take journeys pulled by them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It means building 1,000 locomotives a year for 20 years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has a new locomotive, with China providing much of the new motive power. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The technology came from England, where steam locomotives were first used to haul cars along tracks at the beginning of the century. America Past and Present (1995)
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Translations for 'locomotive'
British English: locomotive NOUN
A locomotive is a large vehicle that pulls a railway train.
Steam locomotives pumped out clouds of white smoke.
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