What does tractor mean?

Definitions for tractor
ˈtræk tərtrac·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tractor(noun)

    a wheeled vehicle with large wheels; used in farming and other applications

  2. tractor(noun)

    a truck that has a cab but no body; used for pulling large trailers or vans


  1. tractor(Noun)

    A vehicle used in farms e.g. for pulling farm equipment and preparing the fields.

    Etymology: From Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of trahere, "pull", + agent noun suffix -or.

  2. tractor(Noun)

    A truck (or lorry) for pulling a semi-trailer or trailer.

    Etymology: From Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of trahere, "pull", + agent noun suffix -or.

  3. tractor(Noun)

    Any piece of machinery, any thing that pulls something.

    Etymology: From Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of trahere, "pull", + agent noun suffix -or.

  4. tractor(Noun)

    (aircraft configuration) An airplane where the propeller is located in front of the fuselage

    Etymology: From Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of trahere, "pull", + agent noun suffix -or.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tractor(noun)

    that which draws, or is used for drawing

  2. Tractor(noun)

    two small, pointed rods of metal, formerly used in the treatment called Perkinism


  1. Tractor

    A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction. Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks. Agricultural implements may be towed behind or mounted on the tractor, and the tractor may also provide a source of power if the implement is mechanised. The word tractor was taken from Latin, being the agent noun of trahere "to pull". The first recorded use of the word meaning "an engine or vehicle for pulling wagons or ploughs" occurred in 1901, displacing the earlier term "traction engine".

Editors Contribution

  1. tractor

    A type of vehicle created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, elements, shapes, sizes and styles.

    Tractors are used for various purposes on farms and roads.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tractor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tractor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tractor in a Sentence

  1. Jon Tester:

    I doubt Matt Rosendale could change the oil on a tractor.

  2. Horace Clemmons:

    Small farms are going to need a small, low-cost tractor that can be repaired in the field or a local shop. We looked back at ones we believed would be the best model to use as a starting point for designing a new technology tractor.

  3. Jehiel Oliver:

    Nigeria alone needs 750,000 (more) tractors to be on the global average, our technology is a market-maker for tractor manufacturers who want to sell into those markets.

  4. Trevor Moffat:

    It sounded like a big tractor trailer passing by the road, rattling and shaking, guttural rumbling. ... We left everything there, grabbed my kid, my dog, got in the car with my wife, all the neighbors were outside, a lot of young people crying. Armageddon type reaction.

  5. Carlos Nunez:

    It's much cheaper because of the large quantities, a convoy of barges can shift 7,200 tonnes in one trip. To move 7,200 tonnes by road requires 240 tractor trailers.

Images & Illustrations of tractor

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