tractor trailer

noun
\ ˈtrak-tər-ˈtrā-lər How to pronounce tractor trailer (audio) \
variants: or tractor-trailer

Definition of tractor trailer

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

Examples of tractor trailer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ronald Demon Swann, 42, of Birmingham, was driving alone on I-459 between U.S. Hwy 280 and Acton Road Sunday at 11:44 p.m. when his vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer. al, "3 killed in Jefferson County traffic accidents identified," 13 July 2020 The chase started on Breiel Boulevard and came to a stop when the driver of the motorcycle struck the rear of a tractor trailer on Lefferson Road near Spring Grove Lane, the release states. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "Middletown Police: Man died in motorcycle crash during police pursuit," 10 July 2020 In other DSC news, Lisiewski said a suspension of covenant enforcement related to business and medical facility signs is still in effect, as is the suspension of a covenant that restricts when tractor trailer trucks can resupply area grocery stores. Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Township Notes: Riva Row Boat House closed another 2 weeks; concert series returns," 9 July 2020 Interstate 70 was shut down for hours after a tractor trailer jack-knifed. CBS News, "Heavy snow and hurricane-force winds causing misery and delays for Thanksgiving travelers," 27 Nov. 2019 The parade of tractor trailers hauling the set arrived in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday to build the roof of the main set. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, "First look at new ESPN College GameDay location on Alabama’s quad," 7 Nov. 2019 For short-haul duty, those ports have been using a fleet of full tractor trailers powered by twin-connected fuel cells lifted out of a Toyota FCV application. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, "The 2021 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car has more luxury, less ugly," 10 Oct. 2019 The trooper and the driver of the tractor trailer were transported to a hospital, officials said, and the trooper was later released. Justin Wm. Moyer, Washington Post, "Northbound I-270 reopens after tractor-trailer crash," 31 May 2018 He was assigned to Troop C barracks and was on duty when his cruiser and the tractor trailer collided. Mikaela Porter, courant.com, "Funeral Arrangements For Connecticut State Trooper First Class Kevin M. Miller Announced," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tractor trailer

1898, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jul 2020

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“Tractor trailer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tractor%20trailer. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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