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freight engine

noun
1.
a locomotive for pulling freight trains, designed for high drawbar pull rather than high speed.
Origin of freight engine
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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  • Without a pilot truck, the leading driving axle of the freight engine was generally overloaded.

  • The freight engine behind him was never built for that pace.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • A freight engine soon came to the spot, backing down the express car.

  • At Guadalajara, Delaney and the sheriff descended from the freight engine.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • She kept losing speed every second, and wheezed and puffed like a freight engine on a mountain grade, and moved about as fast.

    My Native Land James Cox
  • Then I remember there came a harsh scream from a freight engine close outside.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Presley looked up quickly, and saw Dyke, the engineer, leaning on his folded arms from the cab window of the freight engine.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • At fourteen, I went to work in the railroad shops; at sixteen, I was firing a freight engine on a railroad.

    The Debs Decision Scott Nearing

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