Definition of Trailer

1. Noun. Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.

2. Noun. An advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future.
Exact synonyms: Preview, Prevue
Generic synonyms: Ad, Advert, Advertisement, Advertising, Advertizement, Advertizing

3. Noun. A large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor.
Specialized synonyms: Car Carrier, Semi, Semitrailer
Generic synonyms: Conveyance, Transport
Group relationships: Articulated Lorry, Rig, Semi, Tractor Trailer, Trailer Truck, Trucking Rig
Derivative terms: Trail

4. Noun. A wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy.
Exact synonyms: House Trailer
Specialized synonyms: Camper Trailer, Manufactured Home, Mobile Home
Generic synonyms: Wheeled Vehicle
Derivative terms: Trail

Definition of Trailer

1. n. One who, or that which, trails.

2. n. A car coupled to, and drawn by, a motor car in front of it; -- used esp. of such cars on street railroads. Called also trail car.

Definition of Trailer

1. Noun. (Australia New Zealand US) A small vehicle, usually open-topped, towed behind another, and used for carrying equipment, etc, that cannot be carried in the leading vehicle. ¹

2. Noun. (British) Any vehicle designed to be towed, with the exception of a caravan. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A furnished vehicle towed behind another, and used as a dwelling when stationary. ¹

4. Noun. (American English) A prefabricated home that could be towed to a new destination, but typically is permanently left in an area designated for such homes. ¹

5. Noun. (context: mainly US media) A preview of a film, video game or TV show. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) A usually invalid value used to signal the end of a list of data, often sorting last alphabetically ("">") or numerically ("99999") among all possible valid values; especially common in punched cards, where the final card is called a ''trailer card''. ¹

7. Noun. someone or something that trails ¹

8. Noun. (networking) the last part of a packet, often containing a check sequence ¹

9. Verb. To load on a trailer or to transport by trailer. ¹

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Definition of Trailer

1. to transport by means of a trailer (a vehicle drawn by another) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Trailer

1. One who, or that which, trails. 2. A wheeled vehicle without a motor, designed to be drawn by a powered vehicle; especially. Such a vehicle equipped as a mobile dwelling unit, used as such when parked, also called mobile home. 3. A trailer (2) designed to carry a heavy object, as a boat trailer. 4. (Movies) A short blank segment of movie film attached to the end; used for convenient insertion of the film in a projector. 5. A part of an object which extends some distance beyond the main body of the object; as, the trailer of a plant. Trailer park. An area equipped to accommodate trailers (2), often with outlets supplying electrical power and water. Synonym: trailer camp, trailer court. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trailer

trail bike
trail boss
trail hand
trail head
trail making test
trail mix
trail mixes
trail riding
trailer (current term)
trailer camp
trailer hitch
trailer hitches
trailer park
trailer park trash
trailer parks
trailer sailer
trailer sailers
trailer trash
trailer truck

Literary usage of Trailer

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

1. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1921)
"In the event of the loss, mutilation or destruction of a number plate, the owner of a registered trailer may obtain from the Secretary of State a duplicate ..."

2. Motor Truck Transportation: The Principles Governing Its Success by Frederick Van Zandt Lane (1921)
"There is undoubtedly greater economy in the use of a semi-trailer with respect to economy in loading and unloading; but in order to effect this economy, ..."

3. The Motor Truck as an Aid to Business Profits by Strong Vincent Norton (1918)
"The four-wheeled trailer is, essentially, a separate wagon hauled behind the truck. The semi-trailer is virtually a wagon, having rear wheels only, ..."

4. The Gardeners' Dictionary: Describing the Plants, Fruits and Vegetables by George W. Johnson (1877)
"trailer. — gra'eilis i slender/. |. Purple. June. N.Amer. ... trailer. yellow. June. South of Europe. 1820. trailer. ..."

5. Handbook of Construction Equipment: Its Cost and Use by Richard Turner Dana (1921)
"Bottom Dump Semi-trailer with two wooden wheels are made in two sizes. ... trailer BODIES Kind Size Price Express with flare 6 by 14 ft. ..."

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