tractor

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noun trac·tor \ˈtrak-tər\

Definition of tractor

  1. 1a :  a 4-wheeled or tracklaying automotive vehicle used especially for drawing farm equipmentb :  a smaller 2-wheeled apparatus controlled through handlebars by a walking operatorc :  1truck 1b

  2. 2 :  an airplane having the propeller forward of the main supporting surfaces

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Origin and Etymology of tractor

New Latin, from Latin trahere


First Known Use: 1900


TRACTOR Defined for English Language Learners

tractor

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noun trac·tor \ˈtrak-tər\

Definition of tractor for English Language Learners

  • : a large vehicle that has two large back wheels and two smaller front wheels and that is used to pull farm equipment

  • : a short, heavy truck that is designed to pull a large trailer


TRACTOR Defined for Kids

tractor

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noun trac·tor \ˈtrak-tər\

Definition of tractor for Students

  1. 1 :  a vehicle that has large rear wheels or moves on endless belts and is used especially for pulling farm implements

  2. 2 :  a short truck for hauling a trailer


Medical Dictionary

tractor

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noun trac·tor \ˈtrak-tər\

Medical Definition of tractor

  1. :  an instrument used to exert traction on a body part or tissue (as in surgical procedures) a urethral tractor



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