### Definition of Tractive

1. Adjective. Exerting traction and serving to pull.

Partainyms: Traction

### Definition of Tractive

1. a. Serving to draw; pulling; attracting; as, tractive power.

### Definition of Tractive

1. Adjective. Pertaining to traction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

### Lexicographical Neighbors of Tractive

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### Literary usage of Tractive

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

1. The Elements of Railroad Engineering by William Galt Raymond (1917)
"To find the tractive Effort of a Given Locomotive. — Let a ten-wheel, ... 63 inches From Equation 1, page 153, tractive effort of adhesion is Ta = JW = \ X ..."

2. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"tractive Effort.—The cycle of operations of an electric car with a reasonable distance between stops is shown in Fig. 385. During the time interval oa, ..."

3. Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice : a Textbook for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1908)
"tractive power The work done by the two cylinders during a complete revolution of ... The resistance overcome evidently = tractive force at circumference of ..."

4. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"A convenient apparatus for testing tractive electromagnets is shown in Fig. 143. ... An apparatus for testing tractive effort of electromagnets. and F2, ..."

5. Electric Railway Engineering by Horace Field Parshall, Henry Metcalf Hobart (1907)
"The corresponding tractive force must next be discussed. During acceleration at a constant rate on a level the tractive force is made up of two components, ..."

6. A Text-book on Roads and Pavements by Frederick Putnam Spalding (1912)
"tractive POWER OF HORSES. The loads that a horse can pull upon various road surfaces will not necessarily be proportional to the resistance offered by the ..."