Trailer Definition

trālər
trailers
noun
trailers
A person, animal, or thing that trails another.
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A cart, wagon, or large van, designed to be pulled by an automobile, truck, or tractor, for hauling freight, animals, a boat, etc.

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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.
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An advertisement for a feature film, typically consisting of brief portions of scenes from that film.
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A blank length of film at the end of a reel.
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verb
Trailer is defined as to tow something behind a vehicle.
An example of trailer is towing your ski boat to a lake.
YourDictionary

To pull or tow (a boat, car, etc.) by using a trailer.

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To transport by a trailer.
Trailered the boat to the beach.
American Heritage

To travel by using a trailer.

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other

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.

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Other Word Forms of Trailer

Noun

Singular:
trailer
Plural:
trailers

Origin of Trailer

  • From trail +"Ž -er.

    From Wiktionary

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