What does trailer mean?

Definitions for trailer
ˈtreɪ lərtrail·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word trailer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, trailer, pokenoun

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

  2. preview, prevue, trailernoun

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

  3. trailernoun

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

  4. trailer, house trailernoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. trailernoun

    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. trailernoun

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

  3. trailernoun

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

    We drove our trailer to Yellowstone Park.

  4. trailernoun

    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. trailernoun

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

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

  6. trailernoun

    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. trailernoun

    someone or something that trails

  8. trailernoun

    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. trailerverb

    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. Trailernoun

    one who, or that which, trails

  2. Trailernoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. trailer

    A type of vehicle.

    The trailer was used for transporting goods and products.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

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  1. retiral, retrial

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trailer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trailer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of trailer in a Sentence

  1. The Nebraska Highway Patrol:

    The trailer was abandoned sometime yesterday by the driver of a trucking company contracted to move the vehicle for the Guard.

  2. Danny Lavergne:

    Southwestern Louisiana could get 15-20 inches of rain from Harvey. Flash floods warnings went into effect through Thursday as areas along the coast faced tropical storm warnings. Flooding has already taken over localized streets since Sunday, The Weather Channel reported. An emergency response official in a coastal Louisiana parish said the threat of flooding from Harvey's torrential rains could be new ground for us. Harvey has been blamed for at least five confirmed deaths, including a woman killed Monday in the town of Porter, northeast of Houston, when a large oak tree dislodged by heavy rains toppled onto her trailer home. In addition, a Houston television station reported Monday that six family members were believed to have drowned when their van was swept away by floodwaters. The KHOU report was attributed to three family members the station did not identify. No bodies have been recovered. The flooding was so widespread that the levels of city waterways have either equaled or surpassed those of Tropical Storm Allison from 2001, and no major highway has been spared some overflow.The city's normally bustling business district was virtually deserted Monday, with emergency vehicles making up most of the traffic. Most businesses were closed. In Louisiana, Danny Lavergne, director of Cameron Parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said approximately 30 roads in the parish were covered with water but remained passable by Monday morning. It's far from being over.

  3. Brock Long:

    And then when it's done, I'm not allowed to reuse that trailer. I can't refurbish it and reuse it. We have to dispose of it.

  4. Hunter Biden:

    We were on time heading down to see you all and there was a major, major accident. A tractor trailer overturned, we later learned. We sat there for about 40, 45 minutes -- maybe longer.

  5. William Whitlock:

    I proudly displayed that flag on the dashboard of my truck as I drove my segment of the relay, and I hope that everyone on the road that day not only looked at the special trailer we have, but sees it and reads it and checks out Children of Fallen Patriots and supports it, for me, it's duty and love…No man left behind.

Images & Illustrations of trailer

  1. trailertrailertrailertrailertrailer

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