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locomotivenoun [C]

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

locomotiveadjective

uk   /ˌləʊ.kəˈməʊ.tɪv/  us   /ˌloʊ.kəˈmoʊ.t̬ɪv/
relating to ​movement or the ​ability to ​move
(Definition of locomotive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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locomotivenoun [C]

 us   /ˌloʊ·kəˈmoʊ·t̬ɪv/
the ​engine of a ​train that ​pulls it along
(Definition of locomotive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “locomotive”
in Spanish locomotora…
in Vietnamese đầu máy xe lửa…
in Malaysian lokomotif…
in Thai หัวรถจักร…
in French locomotive…
in German die Lokomotive…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火车头,机车…
in Turkish lokmotif…
in Russian локомотив…
in Indonesian lokomotif…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火車頭,機車…
in Polish lokomotywa…
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