Definition of semitrailer
1 : a freight trailer that when attached is supported at its forward end by the fifth wheel device of the truck tractor
2 : a trucking rig made up of a tractor and a semitrailer
Recent Examples of semitrailer from the Web
Last week, Anthony Tillmon pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Eduardo Munoz, a semitrailer driver.
Pennington County Fire Administrator Jerome Harvey told KNBN-TV that the victims were in a vehicle that crossed the center line and crashed head-on with a semitrailer.
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First Known Use of semitrailer
SEMITRAILER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of semitrailer for English Language Learners
: a long trailer that has wheels at the rear and is attached at its forward end to a large truck
: a large truck with a long trailer attached to the back of it
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