Meaning of locomobile in English:

locomobile

Pronunciation /ˌləʊkəˈməʊbʌɪl/

adjective

  • Having the power of locomotion; locomotive, motile. Now rare (in later use chiefly of living things).

noun

historical
  • A steam-powered portable engine, locomotive, or car; specifically (with capital initial) a car or other vehicle (originally a steam-powered one) manufactured by the Locomobile Company of America.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Cobbett (1763–1835), political writer and farmer. From loco- + mobile, after French locomobile, and probably also after earlier locomobility.