Meaning of bogie in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbəʊɡi/

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nounplural noun bogies

  • 1mainly British An undercarriage with four or six wheels pivoted beneath the end of a railway vehicle.

    ‘Another was an amusing story about a group of French airmen who would ‘borrow’ a railway bogie to get back to Elvington from Layerthorpe after a night's drinking, sent in by a reader from Foxwood.’
    • ‘A bogie is a British railway term for a wheeled truck or frame under a long carriage or engine that can swivel to help the vehicle around curves.’
    • ‘Designed to work in commercial thinning and selective cuts like the smaller 4F, it boasts larger wheels and bogies as well as greater tractive effort, all handy for the steeper, broken terrain being logged.’
    • ‘There are carriages on their side, bent and twisted and there are bogies [wheels] all over the place.’
    • ‘The depot has always carried out some maintenance but is now dealing with mechanical and electrical jobs such as bogies, compressors and couplers and environmental and cosmetic work.’
    • ‘Arsenault's has fitted the Beaver with tracks on the bogie wheels to give it increased stability.’
    • ‘The trailer is powered by small drive-assist wheels which engage the rear bogie wheels.’
    • ‘He reappears to announce that about three metres down on the river bed he has discovered a complete bogie - two pairs of wheels and axles - from the train.’
    • ‘One oddity that will emerge is the number of types with four-coupled wheels on each motor bogie.’
    • ‘Two shunting locomotives with the same engine, torque converter and final drive, but driving each axle on both bogies, were bought of Clayton Equipment Company the same year.’
    • ‘It follows their recent acquisition of Rail Project, a design-engineering firm which specialises in bogies and related freight-wagon components.’
    • ‘Each of the four main units has a six wheel bogie with two wheels forward and four wheels rear of the shock absorber.’
    • ‘But thanks to double bogies front and back, wide tracks, and a mighty handy boom, ground disturbance is kept to a minimum.’
    • ‘The finished carbody was mounted on a pair of dual-axle rubber-tired bogies, the front set being steerable.’
    • ‘The drive axle system is based on experience with over 200 forwarders, and uses bogies out front with a single axle out back.’
    demon, devil, evil spirit, imp, bogie
    1. 1.1Indian A railway carriage.
      ‘almost all long-distance trains have seventeen to twenty bogies’
      • ‘‘It's not clear whether the anniversary offer will be trains or bogies.’
      • ‘The steam engine with six bogies arrived from Shornur, through a metre-gauge track.’
      • ‘While they chose standard gauge for it small turning radius and medium size bogies with a high carrying capacity, railways feel there is no need to introduce another gauge in the country.’
      • ‘In the not-so distant past, passengers would find their hair matted and their skin a shade darker from the soot of the steam engine that was pulling their bogies.’
      • ‘These seats are twenty per train (twenty-two bogies with seventy two seats each).’
      • ‘A crowd which had gathered began to burn the bogie, and only dispersed after the RPF had resorted to four rounds of firing.’
      • ‘There were other people in the bogie as well, and I assumed all of them were going to Churchgate like me, since the shelves were still almost completely empty.’
      • ‘The train, except for a solitary bogie, is unreserved.’
      • ‘The worried passenger tried to enter the train only to slip and dangle between the footboard of the bogie and the platform.’
      • ‘The haste in which a group enters the bogies in search of pet bottles after the passengers get down, indicates the new concept assumed by the term, ‘recycling’.’
      • ‘Adding at least two more bogies will reduce the rush.’
      • ‘The compartments have the added protection of three to four cross-bars running through all the bogies - to prevent robbery, snatching or the entry of miscreants through the window.’
      • ‘You can see the two bogies, but not the three cylinders in line between the frames of each.’
      • ‘The two bogies and their transition motors were also scaled down from this design, but at the builder's recommendation a more robust alternator was fitted.’
      • ‘Because of the weight of the bogie, if it's traveling at 11 miles per hour, NASCAR can re-create the impact of a 40-mph crash.’
      • ‘It was like being inside a blender as the bogie rattled and bounced around.’
      • ‘She rushed frantically from one bogie to another looking for her beloved son, but all she could see were a host of alien faces staring back.’
      • ‘Normally, the front power bogie carried a tank for water supplies, the rear bogie carrying the fuel, and perhaps some more water.’
      carriage, coach
    2. 1.2mainly Northern English A low truck on four small wheels; a trolley.
      • ‘Like its cousin, it rides on four tandem double bogies.’
      heavy goods vehicle, juggernaut


Early 19th century (originally in northern English dialect use): of unknown origin.