Definition of locomotive rhythm in English:

locomotive rhythm

noun

  • 1Physiology (in the terminology of Alexander Bain) the regular combination of movements which allow progressive motion to take place (now rare).

  • 2A driving, regular rhythm that mimics or is suggestive of the sound of a moving railway locomotive.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Bain (1818–1903), psychologist.