• (Gen) IPA: /ˌloʊkəˈmoʊtiv/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌləʊkəʊˈməʊtiv/

locomotive (plural locomotives)

  1. (rail transport) The power unit of a train that pulls the coaches or wagons.
  2. (rare) A traction engine
  3. (slang) A cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed
  4. (economics) A country which drives the world economy by having a high level of imports. (i.e. The United States).
Synonyms Translations Adjective


  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

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