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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)
  • A truck for pulling heavy loads, consisting of a tractor attached to a trailer (noun)

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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."