Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small locomotive used in a railroad yard, as for shunting.

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  • n. a small locomotive

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From dinky.

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  • As humpback compares to a minke

    Or fist to a fluttering pinky

    Do engines for trains

    That roar ’cross the plains

    Compare to the stuttering dinkey.

    November 4, 2018