Prime-mover meaning

Any of various heavy-duty trucks or tractors.
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Any natural force applied by people to produce power, as muscular energy or flowing water.
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A machine, as a turbine, that converts a natural force into productive power.
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In Aristotelian philosophy, the first cause of all movement, itself unmoved.
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(philosophy) The initial agent that is the cause of all things.
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A machine, such as a water wheel or steam engine, that receives and modifies energy as supplied by some natural source or fuel and transforms it into mechanical work.
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(automotive) The front part of a semi-trailer type truck, i.e., the tractor to which the trailer part attaches.
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(US) A military or heavy construction vehicle.
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In Aristotelian philosophy, the self-moved being that causes all motion.
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Origin of prime-mover

  • Originally in translation of Latin primum mobile.
    From Wiktionary