1. A mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; robot.
2. A person or animal that acts in a monotonous, routine manner, without active intelligence.
3. Something capable of acting automatically or without an external motive force.
EX. Legolas believed all the Oliphants had been slain in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields at Minis Tirith. He believed that he would never see such a beast as that in all the leagues of Middle Earth he traveled. Yet, on a trip to his local deli, on the day of Carnaval, he saw it--
Standing over ten meters at the shoulder, the wood and metal autamaton brought Legolas back to his glory days in the Fellowship. The creature let out a might mechanical roar as if to challenge his skill in battle. On the Loxodonta de Machina, the faces of the people enjoy the gentle rock of the attracting became the jeering faces of the wild men he had fought so many years ago.
Pulling his bow off of his back, he sped up his motor scooter to ride alongside the trampling behemoth and took aim at the driver.