The definition of a trailer is a person or thing that follows another, or a closed vehicle towed behind another vehicle.(noun)
Trailer is an ad for a movie to be released with a series of scenes from the movie.(noun)
An example of a trailer is the movie advertisement you would see about coming attractions prior to the start of a movie in a theater.
Trailer is defined as to tow something behind a vehicle.(verb)
An example of trailer is towing your ski boat to a lake.
See trailer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: so called because originally attached to the end of a reel of filman advertisement for a feature film, typically consisting of brief portions of scenes from that film
See trailer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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