Traction is defined as how well something grips onto something, moves ahead without slipping or pulling power.(noun)
When a tire moves over the surface of the road smoothly and grips well, this is an example of a tire that has good traction.
See traction in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ML tractio < L tractus, pp. of trahere, to draw
See traction in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Medieval Latin tractiō, tractiōn-
Origin: , from Latin tractus
Origin: , past participle of trahere, to pull, draw.
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