Definition of Drawbar

1. Noun. A strong metal bar bearing a hook to attach something to be pulled.

Generic synonyms: Bar



Definition of Drawbar

1. n. An openmouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train.

Definition of Drawbar

1. Noun. (rail transport) An open-mouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train. ¹

2. Noun. (rail transport) A bar of iron with an eye at each end, or a heavy link, for coupling a locomotive to a tender or car. ¹

3. Noun. (''road transport'') A device to couple a powered road vehicle to a load to transfer tractive effort to the load, either as a push or as a pull. (See also Wikipedia:Drawbar) ¹

4. Noun. (musical instruments) A sliding bar on a Hammond organ, controlling the volume of a waveform. ¹

5. Noun. (engineering) A device for changing the tools on milling machines ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drawbar

1. a railroad coupler [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drawbar

draw raises
draw rein
draw right
draw sheet
draw sheets
draw straws
draw stumps
draw the curtains
draw the line
draw the short straw
draw together
draw up
drawable
drawback
drawbacks
drawbar (current term)
drawbars
drawbench
drawbenches
drawbolt
drawbolts
drawbore
drawbored
drawbores
drawboring
drawboy
drawboys
drawbridge
drawbridges
drawcansir

Literary usage of Drawbar

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1. The Car-builder's Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which by Master Car-Builders' Association, Matthias Nace Forney, Arthur Mellen Wellington, Leander Garey, Calvin A. Smith (1906)
"drawbar Follower Stop. Figs. 667-669. A casting bolted or riveted to the sills ... drawbar Pocket. A drawbar Spring Pocket, which see. drawbar Pocket Guide. ..."

2. Car Builders' Cyclopedia of American Practice by American Railway Association, Master Car Builders' Association, Mechanical Division, Association of American Railroads (1903)
"drawbar BOLT. A bolt or spindle which connects a drawbar to a draw spring ... A cast iron plate through which the drawbar passes, attached to the platform ..."

3. Electric Railway Engineering by Charles Francis Harding, Dressel Dewitt Ewing (1916)
"When track conditions are bad, the" maximum drawbar pull which a locomotive can exert is lowered because of the low coefficient of adhesion. ..."

4. Locomotive Dictionary: An Illustrated Vocabulary of Terms which Designate ...by George Little Fowler, American Railway Master Mechanics' Association by George Little Fowler, American Railway Master Mechanics' Association (1906)
"Draft gear and attachments include the entire apparatus by which a car is drawn, with the exception of the coupler or drawbar. Some makers furnish the ..."

5. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1893)
"I did not see the pin used in said double-mouthed drawbar. ... The new pin that was put in the double-mouthed drawbar might have stuck out from the bottom ..."

6. The Modern Gasoline Automobile: Its Design, Construction, Operation and by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1917)
"... Repair Shops—Ford Truck Conversion Sets—Combination Gasoline-Electric Car—drawbar Pull of Motor Trucks—How to Use Chart—Grade Determination. ..."

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