What does trailer mean?

Definitions for trailer
ˈtreɪ lərtrail·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

ChatGPT

  1. trailer

    A trailer is a vehicle without a motor that is designed to be pulled by another vehicle, typically a car or truck. It is used for transporting goods, animals, or equipment. In another context, a trailer can also refer to a promotional video or an advertisement for a movie, television show, video game, or other forms of entertainment, usually highlighting the most exciting or key parts.

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

Wikidata

  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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TRAILER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trailer is ranked #71042 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Trailer surname appeared 275 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Trailer.

    56.3% or 155 total occurrences were White.
    36.7% or 101 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.5% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Anagrams for trailer »

  1. retiral

  2. 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. Michael Bream:

    For most of us, that's going to be like a 7,500-pound trailer that you go camping with, right ? so what really, really matters is how far can Michael Bream go on one charge with an average size trailer behind Michael Bream.

  2. Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe:

    The only food we saw were a few potatoes and a box of rice in the filthy trailer.

  3. Dr Prior:

    There are expensive systems out there ; very very expensive military systems, so a quarter of a million pounds plus. And we sit somewhere in between that. Our price point is around about 75,000 pounds( GBP) for a complete system solution, you can hook the trailer up to your 4x4 vehicle and you can drive anywhere you want and get it in the air within a few minutes, and move around to different locations while staying in the air. Or you can come back down to box it up and move to a different location. So it's quite flexible as a system, quite adaptable to the mission scenario and at a good price point that makes it affordable to blue-light services as well as companies that want security.

  4. Manatee County spokesman Nick Azzara:

    That is believed to be where the tornado touched down and lifted a trailer. That's where the family was where the fatalities are.

  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.

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