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Definition of Thomas the Tank Engine from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Thomas the Tank Engine

 
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the best-known character in a popular series of British children's stories about railways (1945-72) written by the Rev Wilbert Awdry and later by his son Christopher. Thomas and the other trains in the books have faces and human characteristics and can speak. The books have been made into television programmes and videos for children.