draw·​bar | \ˈdrȯ-ˌbär \

Definition of drawbar 

1 : a railroad coupler

2 : a beam across the rear of a vehicle (such as a tractor) to which implements are hitched

Examples of drawbar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Install the ball onto the drawbar to the proper torque—generally, several hundred foot-pounds. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Tow a Trailer," 6 Jan. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'drawbar.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of drawbar

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about drawbar

Statistics for drawbar

Last Updated

13 Nov 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for drawbar

The first known use of drawbar was in 1839

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on drawbar

See words that rhyme with drawbar

Comments on drawbar

What made you want to look up drawbar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


something that serves to warn or remind

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!