drawbar

noun
draw·​bar | \ ˈdrȯ-ˌbär How to pronounce drawbar (audio) \

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 Most hitches employ a removable drawbar, which holds the hitch ball. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Tow a Trailer," 6 Jan. 2017 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

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First Known Use of drawbar

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Drawbar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawbar. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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