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trailer

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noun trail·er \ˈtrā-lər\

Simple Definition of trailer

  • : a long platform or box with wheels that is pulled behind a truck or car and used to transport things

  • : a vehicle that can be pulled by a truck or car and that can be parked and used as an office, vacation home, etc.

  • : a selected group of scenes that are shown to advertise a movie

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trailer

  1. 1 :  one that trails

  2. 2 :  a trailing plant

  3. 3 :  a nonautomotive vehicle designed to be hauled by road: asa :  a vehicle for transporting something <a boat trailer>; especially :  semitrailer 1b :  a vehicle designed to serve wherever parked as a temporary dwelling or place of businessc :  mobile home

  4. 4a :  preview 3b :  a short blank strip of film attached to the end of a reel

Examples of trailer in a sentence

  1. We helped them load the furniture onto the trailer.

  2. <the band packed their equipment back into their trailer and headed off to their next gig>



1590

First Known Use of trailer

1590

Other Vehicles Terms


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trailer

verb trail·er

Definition of trailer

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to live or travel in or with a trailer

    2. 2 :  to be transportable by trailer <a light boat that trailers easily>

    3. transitive verb
    4. :  to transport (as a boat) by means of a trailer

    trailerable

    play \-lə-rə-bəl\ adjective

    trailering

    noun


    1938

    First Known Use of trailer

    1938

    Other Vehicles Terms



    TRAILER Defined for Kids

    trailer

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    noun trail·er \ˈtrā-lər\

    Definition of trailer for Students

    1. 1 :  a platform or frame with wheels that is pulled behind a vehicle and used to transport something (as a boat)

    2. 2 :  a vehicle designed to serve wherever parked as a dwelling or a place of business

    3. 3 :  preview





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