/trak"teuhr tray"leuhr/, n.
a combination trucking unit consisting of a tractor hooked up to a full trailer or a semitrailer. Also called semitrailer, semitruck. Cf. rig1 (def. 10).

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noun, pl -ers [count]
US :semitrailer 2

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ˈtractor-trailer [tractor-trailer] (also ˈtrailer truck) noun (NAmE)
a large lorry/truck with two sections, one in front where the driver sits and one behind for carrying goods. The sections are connected by a ↑flexible joint so that the tractor-trailer can turn corners more easily.
see also articulated
See also:trailer truck

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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