1. simple past tense and past participle of articulate


articulated (not comparable)

  1. Constructed with one or more pivoted joints which allow bending of an otherwise rigid structure.
  2. Of a vehicle, composed of component parts each with its own wheels and chassis, e.g. an articulated lorry, articulated bus, or certain kinds of streetcars and trains.
    • 2019 October 23, “Testing begins as Merseyrail moves closer to new '777s'”, in Rail, page 29:
      The trains are a fixed formation of four articulated vehicles, and are fitted with large vestibules, wide aisles, open gangways and air-conditioning.
  3. (grammar, linguistics) Qualified by an article


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articulated (plural articulateds)

  1. An articulated vehicle, such as a locomotive.
    • 1961 July, J. Geoffrey Todd, “Impressions of railroading in the United States: Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 419:
      The leading engine was one of the Class Y6 2-8-8-2 compound articulateds, [...] The stack noise of one of these great brutes slogging up a grade was quite unforgettable.
    Synonym: artic