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
At the crash scene, Speegle watched as a semitrailer truck came to a stop.
Feed sales are down more than $35,000 since August, and one large customer — a hunting group that feeds deer over the winter — canceled an order for more than a semitrailer load of deer feed.
A fur company will haul the animals to La Crosse, where they will be skinned, compacted with shrink-wrap, frozen and stored in refrigerated semitrailers.
This yogurt boom explains why the dairy cooler at your local supermarket is now the size of a semitrailer.
The 44-year-old man driving the semitrailer was not injured.
The driver of semitrailer was seriously injured during Thursday morning’s rush hour following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 670 and Central Avenue.
In January, 2016, a Chicago man was ticketed after driving a semitrailer over at least six veterans' graves.
A Canadian National freight train headed south on the tracks rear-ended a semitrailer around 8:40 a.m. at Route 59 in downtown Barrington, Schmitz said.
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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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