1. Moving from place to place; changing place, or able to change place; as, a locomotive animal.
2. Used in producing motion; as, the locomotive organs of an animal.
Lo·co·mo·tive n. A locomotive engine; a self-propelling wheel carriage, especially one which bears a steam boiler and one or more steam engines which communicate motion to the wheels and thus propel the carriage, -- used to convey goods or passengers, or to draw wagons, railroad cars, etc. See Illustration in Appendix.
Consolidation locomotive, a locomotive having four pairs of connected drivers.
Locomotive car, a locomotive and a car combined in one vehicle; a dummy engine. [U.S.]
Locomotive engine. Same as Locomotive, above.
Mogul locomotive. See Mogul.
adj : of or relating to locomotion [syn: locomotor]
n : a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that
is used to draw trains along railway tracks [syn: engine,
locomotive engine, railway locomotive]