- adj. 火车头的；运动的；移动的
- n. 机车；火车头
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- locomotive:  Locomotive denotes etymologically ‘moving by change of place’. It is an anglicization of modern Latin locōmōtīvus, a compound formed from locus ‘place’ and mōtīvus ‘causing to move’ (source of English motive). Originally it was used strictly as an adjective, and it was not until the early 19th century that the present-day noun use (which began life as an abbreviation of locomotive engine) emerged.
- locomotive (adj.)
- 1610s, "pertaining to movement," from French locomotif, from Latin loco "from a place" (ablative of locus "place;" see locus) + Late Latin motivus "moving" (see motive). The noun meaning "railroad engine" is from 1829, short for locomotive engine (1814).
- 1. The Locomotive Construction Company Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Trust.
- 2. He was killed by an onrushing locomotive.
- 3. A group of enthusiasts have undertaken the reconstruction of a steam locomotive.
- 4. At the conductor's whistle the engine - driver starts his locomotive - engine.
- 5. The locomotive has broken down.
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