American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of several wheels or supporting and aligning rollers inside the tread of a tractor or tank.
- n. Chiefly British A railroad car or locomotive undercarriage having pairs of wheels that swivel so that curves can be negotiated.
- n. Variant of bogey.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bogy.
- n. A name first given at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in England, to a coal-wagon or truck so constructed as to turn easily in moving about the quays; a trolly.
- n. An English term for a four-wheeled truck supporting the front part of a locomotive engine, or placed one under each end of a railway-carriage, and turning beneath it by means of a central pin or pivot, to facilitate the passing of sudden curves.
- n. In a saw-mill, a small carriage running on a transverse track on a log-carriage, used to change the position of the log in relation to the saw.
- n. A small wheelbarrow or box upon wheels, made of light boiler-plate iron, used in the removal from the furnace of blackash in the manufacture of soda by the Leblanc process.
- n. See Colonel Bogie.
- n. India Structure with axles and wheels under a railroad carriage or locomotive.
- n. Cigarette.
- n. military An aircraft of unknown friend/foe status. (compare bandit)
- n. golf A score one stroke higher than par on any one hole.
- n. music A toy similar to a violin bow, consisting of a wooden stick with notches along one or more sides or edges to produce a rattly noise when kratzed (stroked) against a hard edge, lip of container etc.
- n. A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
- n. Ghost.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A four-wheeled truck, having a certain amount of play around a vertical axis, used to support in part a locomotive on a railway track.
- n. an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
- n. an evil spirit
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now, you have to understand that it's not designed to survive it being crooked like that when it touches the ground and so it's likely the first thing that will happen and, of course, the nose will be lowered much -- as late as possible at the slowest possible speed but you're probably going to tear that's called a bogie (ph), those wheels they're probably going to be torn off.”
“After some humorous misunderstandings I finally caught up with my pal Bogie and had a lovely pub lunch with the whole Bogie clan (not to be confused with "bogie" and yes, when in Britain I do try to visit only the people whose names begin with "B"), then lots of lively conversation until rather late -- and of course, I came away with a handful of entertaining disks to take away (thanks again!)”
“They say that from the time it was built, somewhere about 1831, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to collect water for the canals, it has been the "bogie" of the district.”
“The word is of unknown origin; it may be connected with "bogie" (_q. v._) a truck.”
“Most of these dear people are even ignorant as to who 'bogie' is, or why we should be so proud of beating him.”
“Even so-called Chance, which used to be the "bogie" behind Natural Selection, has now been found to illustrate -- in the law of Probabilities -- the absence of Chance.”
“The Bishop hastily returned to the charge, endeavouring to persuade his little granddaughter that the "bogie" had really been "cook's black cat," generally condemned to the kitchen and blackbeetles, but occasionally let loose to roam the upper floors in search of nobler game.”
“Then the play began, and by the time the first act was over Alice had taken a mental inventory of her "bogie" and made up her mind that she was no bogie at all.”
“American has a movable truck or "bogie" under the front part of the engine.”
“Tovas tribe, and knows something of why her father fled from his old home; that is, she believes it to have been through fear of El Supremo, the "bogie" of every Paraguayan child, boy or girl.”
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