locomobile [loh-kuh-moh-buh l, -beel] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective automotive; self-propelling. noun a self-propelled vehicle, traction engine, or the like.
Origin of locomobile First recorded in 1885–90; see origin at, Related formslo·co·mo·bil·i·ty [loh-kuh-moh-bil-i-tee] /ˌloʊ kə moʊˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for locomobile Historical Examples of locomobile
The locomobile kept this name forever after in Meyerhofer’s house.
The locomobile runs very evenly and smoothly, and with very little noise, a welcome change after the very audible explosion motor.
Frau Elsbeth mutely shook her head, and went into the house just as the locomobile arrived before the gate.
He had found it lying on the locomobile the day the work was begun again, and had carried it about with him ever since.
Next morning, when the locomobile was pulled out, a strange rattling, scrunching sound was heard on the threshold of the shed.