- (railroading) the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
- (rare) a traction engine
- (slang) a cheer characterized by a slow beginning and a progressive increase in speed
- of or relating to locomotion
- of or relating to the power unit of a train which does not carry passengers or freight itself
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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