Definition of Tractor

1. Noun. A wheeled vehicle with large wheels; used in farming and other applications.

Specialized synonyms: Bulldozer, Dozer, Skidder
Generic synonyms: Self-propelled Vehicle



2. Noun. A truck that has a cab but no body; used for pulling large trailers or vans.
Generic synonyms: Motortruck, Truck

Definition of Tractor

1. n. That which draws, or is used for drawing.

2. n. An aëroplane flying machine having one or more tractor screws.

Definition of Tractor

1. Noun. (context: agriculture) A vehicle used in farms e.g. for pulling farm equipment and preparing the fields. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A truck (or lorry) for pulling a semi-trailer or trailer. ¹

3. Noun. Any piece of machinery, any thing that pulls something. ¹

4. Noun. (aviation) (aircraft configuration) An airplane where the propeller is located in front of the fuselage ¹

5. Noun. (archaic) A metal rod used in tractoration, or Perkinism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tractor

1. a motor vehicle used in farming [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tractor

1. 1. That which draws, or is used for drawing. 2. Two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism. Origin: NL, from L. Trahere, tractum, to draw. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tractor

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tractor (current term)
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Literary usage of Tractor

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1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1919)
"Medium Size tractor of General Farm Work. Gasoline-Kerosene Carburetors. Fuel: The tractor was formerly propelled by a steam engine, ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"When a trailer is loaded ready to start, the tractor is backed up to it, and hitched on by simply guiding the two small wheels of the fifth-wheel device up ..."

3. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"THE tractor: Class of Work. Medium Size tractor for General Farm Work. Gasoline-Kerosene Carburetors. Fuel: The tractor was formerly propelled by a steam ..."

4. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1916)
"48 THE tractor: Class of Work. Medium Size tractor for General Farm Work. ... Fuel: The tractor was formerly propelled by a steam engine, but is now usually ..."

5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"AUTOMOBILES tractor Wheels Rolling Resistance of tractor Wheels (87299 A). ... tractor demonstration gives valuable performance information. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"tractor, a machine that draws a load, especially a power-engine mounted on ... The locomotive (qv) was the first common form of tractor, but does not bear ..."

7. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"11 Sei Am 116:494-5 My 19 47 tractor and trailer train for ore transportation. U Sel Am 116:86 Ja 20 '17 tractor attachment for pleasure car chassis. il Sei ..."

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