- simple past tense and past participle of articulate
articulated (not comparable)
- Constructed with one or more pivoted joints which allow bending of an otherwise rigid structure.
- 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.
- (grammar, linguistics) Qualified by an article
Having one or more pivoted joints
Describing a vehicle with such joints
articulated (plural articulateds)
- 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