Meaning of mikado

mi•ka•do

Pronunciation: (mi-kä'dō), [key]
— pl. -dos.
  1. (sometimes cap.) a title of the emperor of Japan.
  2. (cap., italics) an operetta (1885) by Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.
  3. (cap.) a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck. See table under
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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