trailer


1trail·er

noun \ˈtrā-lər\

: 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

Full Definition of TRAILER

1
:  one that trails
2
:  a trailing plant
3
:  a nonautomotive vehicle designed to be hauled by road: as
a :  a vehicle for transporting something <a boat trailer>; especially :  semitrailer 1
b :  a vehicle designed to serve wherever parked as a temporary dwelling or place of business
c :  mobile home
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a :  preview 3
b :  a short blank strip of film attached to the end of a reel

Examples of TRAILER

  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>

First Known Use of TRAILER

1590

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, hansom, litter, shay, skid, sledge, sulky, wain

2trailer

verb

Definition of TRAILER

intransitive verb
1
:  to live or travel in or with a trailer
2
:  to be transportable by trailer <a light boat that trailers easily>
transitive verb
:  to transport (as a boat) by means of a trailer
trail·er·able \-lə-rə-bəl\ adjective
trail·er·ing noun

First Known Use of TRAILER

1938

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, hansom, litter, shay, skid, sledge, sulky, wain

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