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Definition of "tractor-trailer" []

  • A truck consisting of a tractor attached to a semitrailer or trailer, used for transporting loads. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tractor-trailer" in a sentence
  • "While she didn't have to serve time for the deed, Felicia did experience a head-on brush with instant karma - otherwise known as a tractor-trailer."
  • "Alwan and Hammadi helped deliver money, inert explosives and weapons, including military-style missiles, to a tractor-trailer believing they were to be shipped to terrorists in Iraq, prosecutors alleged."
  • "Christian, 19, a college offensive lineman until a concussion ended his career, is roughly the width of a tractor-trailer."