Definitions for trailerˈtreɪ lər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trail•erˈtreɪ lər(n.)

  1. a large van or wagon drawn by an automobile, truck, or tractor, used esp. in hauling freight by road.

    Category: Transportation

  2. a vehicle attached to an automobile and used as a mobile home or place of business, usu. equipped with furniture, kitchen facilities, bathroom, etc.

    Category: Transportation

  3. a person or thing that trails.

  4. a trailing plant.

    Category: Botany

  5. a short promotional film showing highlights of a forthcoming movie.

    Category: Showbiz

  6. blank film at the end of a reel or strip of film, for winding off the film in a motion-picture camera or projector.

    Category: Motion Pictures

    Ref: Compare leader (def. 6). 6

Origin of trailer:

1580–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke(noun)

    someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind

  2. preview, prevue, trailer(noun)

    an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future

  3. trailer(noun)

    a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor

  4. trailer, house trailer(noun)

    a wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. trailer(noun)ˈtreɪ lər

    a small house on wheels used as a home or for a vacation

    He had lived in a trailer all his life.

  2. trailerˈtreɪ lər

    a box pulled behind a car to transport objects or animals

    a horse trailer

Wiktionary

  1. trailer(Noun)

    A small vehicle, usually open-topped, towed behind another, and used for carrying equipment, etc, that cannot be carried in the leading vehicle.

    At the end of the day, we put the snowmobiles back on the trailer.

  2. trailer(Noun)

    Any vehicle designed to be towed, with the exception of a caravan.

  3. trailer(Noun)

    A furnished vehicle towed behind another, and used as a dwelling when stationary.

    We drove our trailer to Yellowstone Park.

  4. trailer(Noun)

    A prefabricated home that could be towed to a new destination, but typically is permanently left in an area designated for such homes.

    The young couple's first home was in a trailer.

  5. trailer(Noun)

    A preview of a film, video game or TV show.

    The trailer for that movie makes it seem like it would be fun.

  6. trailer(Noun)

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

    The linked list terminates with a trailer record.

  7. trailer(Noun)

    someone or something that trails

  8. trailer(Noun)

    the last part of a packet, often containing a check sequence

    The encapsulation layer adds an eight-byte header and a two-byte trailer to each packet.

  9. trailer(Verb)

    To load on a trailer or to transport by trailer.

    The engine wouldn't run any more so we had to trailer my old car to the wrecking yard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trailer(noun)

    one who, or that which, trails

  2. Trailer(noun)

    a part of an object which extends some distance beyond the main body of the object; as, the trailer of a plant

Freebase

  1. Trailer

    A trailer or preview is an advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema. The term "trailer" comes from their having originally been shown at the end of a feature film screening. That practice did not last long, because patrons tended to leave the theater after the films ended, but the name has stuck. Trailers are now shown before the film begins. Movie trailers have now become popular on DVDs and Blu-ray Discs, as well as on the Internet and mobile devices. Of some ten billion videos watched online annually, film trailers rank third, after news and user-created video.


Translations for trailer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

trailer(noun)

a vehicle pulled behind a motor car

We carry our luggage in a trailer.

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