What does the word mammoth mean?

Usage examples for mammoth

  1. The other day, in Williamsburg, Long Island, he broke loose in the canvas, emptied most of the cages, and tore through the town like a mammoth pestilence. – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 1 by Charles Farrar Browne
  2. Still, it was a long climb from Vancouver City up through the mountains of British Columbia to the Kicking Horse Pass in the Rockies, and there then remained a wide breadth of prairie for the mammoth locomotives to traverse. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss