Meaning of “locomotive” in the English Dictionary

"locomotive" in British English

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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)

"locomotive" in American English

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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)