used for pulling or drawing
Origin of tractiveMedieval Latin tractivus: see traction and amp; -ive
Serving to pull or draw; exerting traction.
Origin of tractiveFrom Latin tractus, past participle of trahere, to draw.
(comparative more tractive, superlative most tractive)
- Pertaining to traction.
- This locomotive develops 130000 pounds of tractive effort.