- The definition of a trailer is a person or thing that follows another, or a closed vehicle towed behind another vehicle.
- An example of a trailer is a mother deer following her fawn through the forest.
- An example of a trailer is loaded freight that gets hitched to a truck for transport across the country.
- An example of a trailer is a vehicle with a kitchen and beds which is pulled behind another vehicle.
- Trailer is an ad for a movie to be released with a series of scenes from the movie.
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.
An example of trailer is towing your ski boat to a lake.
trailer definition by Webster's New World
- a person, animal, or thing that trails another
- ☆ a cart, wagon, or large van, designed to be pulled by an automobile, truck, or tractor (sense ), for hauling freight, animals, a boat, etc.
- ☆ a closed vehicle designed to be pulled by an automobile or truck and equipped as a place to live or work in, as one with beds, cooking facilities, etc.
- ☆ Film
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
- a blank length of film at the end of a reel
trailer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A large transport vehicle designed to be hauled by a truck or tractor.
- A furnished vehicle drawn by a truck or automobile and used when parked as a dwelling or office.
- a. A short filmed advertisement for a movie; a preview.b. A short, blank strip of film at the end of a reel.
- trailˈer·a·ble adjective
trailer - Computer Definition
- Something pulled by or following something else, e.g., a boat trailer or house trailer is pulled by a car or truck.
- Also known as the tail or trace portion of the data set. The portion of a data block, cell, frame, or packet that succeeds the text field and contains information relative to message analysis, including message tracking and diagnostics. The trailer often includes an error detection and correction mechanism to manage the integrity of the transmitted data. See also block, cell, data format (illustration), frame, header, packet, and text field.
- An advertisement for a feature-length motion picture, generally consisting of short extracts of the film, and shown either in conjunction with another feature film or on entertainment television. A trailer originally was attached to the end of a film, hence the term trailer. When studio executives discovered that most audience members left after the conclusion of the feature films, rather than staying to watch the trailers, they moved the trailers to the beginning of the films, but the name stuck. Mystery solved.You are most welcome.
In communications, a code or set of codes that make up the last part of a transmitted message. See trailer label.