Definition of "tractive" [tract•ive]

  • Serving to pull or draw; exerting traction. (adjective)

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Use "tractive" in a sentence
  • "They also discussed the kind of tractive power to be employed: Mr. Pease stating that the company had based their whole calculations on the employment of"
  • "The third malfunction came the following day, when hundreds of passengers on a train heading for Beijing were asked to change train in the middle of their journey due a problem with tractive transformers on the train."
  • "Mini Cooper "Many will love the ease of four doors, the roominess of the rear cabin and the tractive security of AWD," says Mr. Neil."