4-2-4

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4-2-4 (countable and uncountable, plural 4-2-4s)

A 4-2-4 steam locomotive
A 4-2-4 soccer formation
  1. (countable) Under the Whyte notation system, a steam locomotive that has a four-wheel leading truck, one powered driving axle and a four-wheel unpowered trailing truck.
  2. (soccer, uncountable) A popular soccer formation with 4 defenders, 2 midfielders and 4 strikers