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, 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

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. trailer

    A type of vehicle.

    The trailer was used for transporting goods and products.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020  

Anagrams for trailer »

  1. retiral, retrial

How to pronounce trailer?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Jeff Bock:

    Across the board this is just down and it's a direct reflection of how people thought about ['Mockingjay - Part 1], that was not a film. It was just a trailer.

  2. Craig Hatch:

    Getting back there with a trailer and truck and people to lift the helicopter is going to be difficult.

  3. Howard County Sheriff Steven Rogers:

    We’re really not certain on the exact identity of this individual, we’ve been told that the name on the warrant may not correspond with the name of the individual in the trailer. Again, we’re waiting to find that information out.

  4. Pierre Lacey:

    He's going to walk a quarter mile from his house in a pair of shoes that's two sizes too small after he takes off his new pair of shoes - and this is a 17-year-old black kid with a brand new pair of Jordan's on. He's going to take those Jordan's off and just get rid of them and put on some shoes that's not his -- we don't know where he got them from, no laces in them -- and continue to walk down this dirt road late at night to swing set in the middle of the trailer park and hang himself, how can I believe that.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of trailer

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