Locomotive in a sentence as a noun

[edit] Just stepped away from my desk and took two steps and figured it out: sl = steam locomotive

The steam locomotive, rather than the horse and buggy, was probably the apex of transport technology when Orville was born.

| air rifle fires [...] at a muzzle velocity of | 100 meters per second | The GE Genesis Series I locomotive [...] travels at | around 45 meters per second | If you bounce a single BB off the front of the | locomotive [...] you slow it down by about a foot | per day Why is everything in meters per second, then we jump to using feet all of the sudden?

Locomotive in a sentence as an adjective

The technologies that could be called "the internet" solve more well defined problems than the technologies that could be called "the web".TCP/IP for example is a description of an electronic locomotive network.

To use an analogy, it's not as though these development tools are like a hugely powerful locomotive that can drag whatever sorry piece of **** codebase you have out into the world regardless of its faults.

Whenever I find myself having similar thoughts I reread Willa Cather's story, "Paul's Case", here's the relevant part, the very end:"He stood watching the approaching locomotive, his teeth chattering, his lips drawn away from them in a frightened smile; once or twice he glanced nervously sidewise, as though he were being watched.

Locomotive definitions


a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

See also: engine


of or relating to locomotion

See also: locomotor