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locomotive

noun [C] uk   /ˌləʊ.kəˈməʊ.tɪv/  us   /ˌloʊ.kəˈmoʊ.t̬ɪv/ (UK informal loco)
the engine of a train

locomotive

adjective uk   /ˌləʊ.kəˈməʊ.tɪv/  us   /ˌloʊ.kəˈmoʊ.t̬ɪv/
relating to movement or the ability to move
Translations of “locomotive”
in Vietnamese đầu máy xe lửa…
in Spanish locomotora…
in Thai หัวรถจักร…
in Malaysian lokomotif…
in French locomotive…
in German die Lokomotive…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火車頭,機車…
in Indonesian lokomotif…
in Russian локомотив…
in Turkish lokmotif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火车头,机车…
in Polish lokomotywa…
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