Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a locomotive stored at a strategic point on the network so as to be available to quickly rescue a failed train.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the 1960s TV series Thunderbirds, about a secretive high-tech rescue organisation.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.