What does steam locomotive mean?

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steam lo·co·mo·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steam locomotive(noun)

    a locomotive powered by a steam engine


  1. steam locomotive(Noun)

    A locomotive, usually for use on a railway, that is powered by steam.

  2. Origin: From steam + locomotive.


  1. Steam locomotive

    A steam locomotive is a railway locomotive that produces its power through a steam engine. These locomotives are fueled by burning some combustible material, usually coal, wood or oil, to produce steam in a boiler, which drives the steam engine. Both fuel and water supplies are carried with the locomotive, either on the locomotive itself or in wagons pulled behind. Steam locomotives were first developed in Great Britain during the early 19th century and dominated railway transportation until the middle of the 20th century. From the early 1900s they were gradually superseded by electric and diesel locomotives.

Editors Contribution

  1. steam locomotive

    Steam Engine Designed for Moving Rolling Stock on Roadbed Of Steel Rails to Specific Destinations;

    Steam Engines Burn Fuels of Various Types in Order to Make Steam to Move Pistons Connected to Traction Wheels to Produce Motion: Fuels 'burned' in Steam Locomotives Include Wood, Coal, Oil, Fibrous Material:

    Submitted by acronimous on October 8, 2018  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steam locomotive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steam locomotive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of steam locomotive in a Sentence

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    A steam locomotive engineer is referred as a 'hogger'; Does this reference have to do with his 'lapping-up' many miles over the silver rails?

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