An example of a tractor is what a farmer uses to pull a hay baler through a hay field.
- a powerful vehicle with a gasoline or diesel engine and large rear wheels or endless belt treads, used for pulling farm machinery, hauling loads, etc.
- a large, powerful truck with a driver's cab and a fifth wheel, designed to pull a trailer
- an airplane with its propeller or propellers mounted in front of the engine
Origin of tractorModern Latin from Classical Latin tractus: see traction
- A vehicle having a powerful gasoline or diesel motor and usually large, heavily treaded rear tires, used especially for pulling farm implements or machinery.
- A truck having a cab and no body, used for pulling large vehicles such as vans or trailers.
- a. An airplane propeller mounted in front of the supporting surfaces.b. An airplane having such a propeller.
- A toothed mechanism that automatically advances perforated continuous-form paper through a computer printer.
Origin of tractorFrom Latin tractus past participle of trahere to draw
- (agriculture) A vehicle used in farms e.g. for pulling farm equipment and preparing the fields.
- (US) A truck (lorry) for pulling a semi-trailer or trailer.
- Any piece of machinery, any thing that pulls something.
- (aviation) (aircraft configuration) An airplane where the propeller is located in front of the fuselage
- (archaic) A metal rod used in tractoration, or Perkinism.
- Having to do with tractors.
From Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of trahere (“to pull"), + agent noun suffix -or.