tractor trailer

\ ˈtrak-tər-ˈtrā-lər \
variants: or tractor-trailer

Definition of tractor trailer

: a large truck with a long trailer attached to the back of it : semitrailer

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Miller, 49, died while on duty March 29 in a collision with a tractor trailer on I-84 in Tolland. Shawn R. Beals,, "Trooper Kevin Miller Among Three Fallen Officers Added To State Police Memorial," 24 May 2018 State police also shut down I-95 north in Stonington because of a jackknifed tractor trailer. Christine Dempsey,, "State Police: I-95 In East Lyme Reopened," 13 Mar. 2018 The smuggler drove them into a warehouse in the port city and told them to board a tractor trailer filled with scores of other parents and children from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Peru. Julie Watson, Fox News, "'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms," 21 July 2018 The driver , who was not identified, was headed west in a 2015 Ford Fusion, which inexplicably went into the breakdown lane and struck a tractor trailer at 2:12 p.m., State Police said in a press release. Adam Sennott,, "Driver killed in crash on I-90 in Grafton," 11 July 2018 Troopers want cars and tractor trailers to share the road. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Do you drive aggressively? State troopers are looking for you," 15 June 2018 Marvin Rush led the company through decades of expansion, building a network of dealerships in the Southern Belt that sells, leases and services commercial tractor trailers. Rye Druzin, San Antonio Express-News, "W. Marvin Rush, founder of New Braunfel’s Rush Enterprises, dies at 79," 18 May 2018 Georgia law also says buses and tractor trailers must have 4/32 of an inch of tread depth. Doug Turnbull, ajc, "Gridlock Guy: Poor tire maintenance is as bad as distracted driving," 23 Apr. 2018 Where Uber Freight helps match truckers to companies that have goods that need to be moved, Powerloop is a service that will rent physical equipment — in this case, tractor trailers — to drivers in need for a daily fee. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Uber is testing an on-demand staffing business called Uber Works," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of tractor trailer

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tractor trailer was in 1898

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