trailer

Definitions

  • These trailers are splendid things
    These trailers are splendid things
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trailer a wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy
    • n trailer a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor
    • n trailer an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
    • n trailer someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Scituate, Rhode Island it is illegal to keep a flock of chickens in your motorhome if you live in a trailer park.
    • n Trailer One who, or that which, trails.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trailer A dog that follows or tracks by scent.
    • n trailer plural Several logging-sleds hitched one behind another and pulled by from 4 to 8 horses, driven by one man, thus saving teamsters’ wages.
    • n trailer One who or that which trails. Specifically— A trailing plant or trailing branch.
    • n trailer On a vehicle, a short pointed bar sometimes suspended from the rear axle, and serving as a stop or brake in going up steep hills; a stopper.
    • n trailer A flexible or hinged contact piece pulled over a series of terminal plates so as to distribute electric currents.
    • n trailer An old style of vessel employed in mackerel-fishing about 1800. These vessels had outriggers or long poles on each side, the foremost about 17 feet long, the others decreasing in length to 5 feet aft, to the ends of which were fastened lines about 20 fathoms long, with a sinker of four pounds. To each of these lines was attached a bridle, reaching to the side of the vessel, where the fishermen stood to feel the bites.
    • n trailer A trail-car.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Trailer one who trails: a climbing plant: a carriage dragged (or trailed) behind another to which the motive power is applied
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. traail—Low L. trahale—L. traha, a sledge—trahĕre, to draw.

Usage

In literature:

So she had her husband make an insulated tray on the roof of their trailer and she makes her ice cream there.
"Sand Doom" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I always think of you as a trailer, a man of the plains.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
My trailers followed me about next day as usual, but I chuckled whenever I saw them.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
We were never destined to be back-trailers.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Once more they seemed mere inert trailers of weed, not worth the notice of fish or crab.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
He was the typical trailer.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
With us we had three Papago Indian trailers.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
He is one of the best trailers on the river.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
The trailer truck arrived, stopped, and put out flares, and three men got out.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
But the trailers didn't find his hoss tracks.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
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In poetry:

Man can tear it,
Crush it, destroy it;
Uproot the trailers,
The thumb-shaped leafmgs.
"Ode To Walt Whitman" by Stephen Vincent Benet
The path for me to take?--It goes
Around a trailer-tangled rock,
'Mid puckered pink and hollyhock,
Unto a latch-gate's unkempt rose,
And door whereat I knock.
"Home" by Madison Julius Cawein
The fence; and then the path that goes
Around a trailer-tangled rock,
Through puckered pink and hollyhock,
Unto a latch-gate's unkempt rose,
And door whereat I knock.
"The Window On The Hill" by Madison Julius Cawein
The chuck wagon trailer had just got his card
To attend the spring round up. He stood in the yard
And studied a minute and scratched his gray head,
Then brought in a gunny sack out of the shed.
"His Old Clothes" by Bruce Kiskaddon
One dead trunk, like a ruined tower,
Dark-green with toppling trailers, shoved
Its wild wreck o'er the bush; one bower
Looked like a dead man, capped and gloved,
The one who haunted him each hour.
"Eidolons" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

In New Jersey, a retro night in an Airstream trailer.
Check out the awesome launch trailer to see the new folks that are ready for battle.
A Grovetown man was killed when he lost control of his pickup truck and hit a tractor-trailer carrying diesel fuel shortly before 10 am Friday on Bobby Jones Expressway.
49 m ago earlier misplaced Tractor Trailer.
Amanda Lepinski July 6, 2012 Filed under Trailers.
A still of Kristen Stewart in the first trailer for On the Road.
A still from the new Dark Knight Rises trailer.
Tragedy struck in Cheyenne as 25 year old team roper Broc Cresta was found dead in his trailer Saturday morning.
Still from the trailer for Seven Pscyopaths.
In that time, I've circled Texas' cities in search of the best trailer food.
The 'Honest' Trailer for Prometheus Is Brutal and Brutally Funny (NSFW).
If you tow a trailer, check the coolant every day.
Trailer canopy burns above vehicles, horse trailer.
I've been trailering for nearly 45 years and not once have I lost a bearing or had other catastrophic trailer failure.
A trailer in Santa Monica's Village Trailer Park.
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In science:

When a signal appears on 3 of 4 PMTs in a station, a “trigger request pulse” of 5 mA with 5 µs duration is sent to a central trailer, where a decision is made on whether to interrogate all stations for a possible event.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
The pulses were then combined to produce a summed pulse, fed to a discriminator, whose output was amplified and sent over a cable (with measured delay time 2.15 µs) to the RF trailer.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
These files typically overlapped with the records taken at the RF trailer to a good but not perfect extent as a result of occasional noise on the trigger line.
Extensive Air Shower Radio Detection: Recent Results and Outlook
Actually, this is the rate for the payload of 802.11 frames; headers, trailers, and handshake packets are sent at lower rates, which makes the effective throughput drop below 40 Mbps.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Every event data block is marked by a header and a trailer.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
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