Definition of Traction engine

1. Noun. Steam-powered locomotive for drawing heavy loads along surfaces other than tracks.




Definition of Traction engine

1. Noun. A wheeled steam engine used to move heavy loads, plough ground or to provide power at a chosen location. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Traction Engine

tractable
tractableness
tractablenesses
tractably
tractate
tractates
tracted
tractellum
tractile
tractility
tracting
traction
traction alopecia
traction atrophy
traction diverticulum
traction engine (current term)
traction engines
traction epiphysis
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tractioneer
tractioneers
tractionless
tractions
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tractiveness
tractography
tractor
tractor-trailer
tractor-trailers

Literary usage of Traction engine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"Improved Locomotive traction engine; John Giles, 8, Cannon-street, EG The improvements consist in the use of certain means by which the weight of the engine ..."

2. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"Another form of traction engine is [ climate to animals employed for draught. fh it known as Bray's, in which the wheels of In 1866 measures were taken to ..."

3. Farm Machinery and Farm Motors by Jay Brownlee Davidson, Leon Wilson Chase (1908)
"In other words, the traction engine develops the power by which it moves itself ... The action of the traction engine is to convert energy into horizontal ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"traction engine, an engine designed for drawing loads on ordinary roads or across ... The traction engine is designed to withstand severe jolts and to climb ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"traction engine, an engine designed for drawing loads on ordinary roads or across ... The traction engine is designed to withstand severe jolts and to climb ..."

6. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament by Great Britain Parliament (1905)
"Traction-Engine Traffic on Highways MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (Yorkshire, Cleveland) : I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he proposes ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The road or traction engine comprises a boiler mounted on wheels, and a steam engine usually placed on top of the boiler. The front axle is pivoted so that ..."

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