/moh"geuhl, -gul, moh gul"/, n.
1. any of the Mongol conquerors of India who established an empire that lasted from 1526 to 1857, but held only nominal power after 1803. Cf. Great Mogul.
2. any of their descendants.
3. (l.c.) an important, powerful, or influential person: a mogul of the movie industry.
4. a Mongol or Mongolian.
5. Railroads. a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and no rear truck. See table under Whyte classification.
6. of or pertaining to the Moguls or their empire.
Also Moghul, Mughal (for defs. 1, 2, 6).
[1580-90; < Pers mughul MONGOL]

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