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noun 
  1. (railroading) the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
  2. (rare) a traction engine
  3. (slang) a cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed
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
(trans-top, cheer)
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(trans-bottom) Etymology: Pertaining to movement from w:French language, French locomotif (feminine ), from loco from a place (ablative case, ablativus of locus place) + w:Vulgar Latin, Vulgar Latin motivus moving (see motive)


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