- 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.
Origin of trailerso called because originally attached to the end of a reel of film an 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
- 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.
- A nonmotorized vehicle designed to be pulled behind a motor vehicle, especially:a. A large transport vehicle designed to be hauled by a truck or tractor.b. 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.
verbtrail·ered, trail·er·ing, trail·ers
- Someone who or something that trails.
- Part of an object which extends some distance beyond the main body of the object.
- the trailer of a plant
- An unpowered wheeled vehicle, not a caravan or camper, that is towed behind another, and used to carry equipment, etc, that cannot be carried in the leading vehicle.
- At the end of the day, we put the snowmobiles back on the trailer.
- (US) A furnished vehicle towed behind another, and used as a dwelling when stationary; a caravan; a camper.
- We drove our trailer to Yellowstone Park.
- (US) A prefabricated home that could be towed to a new destination, but typically is permanently left in an area designated for such homes.
- The young couple"²s first home was in a trailer.
- (chiefly US, media) A preview of a film, video game or TV show.
- The trailer for that movie makes it seem like it would be fun.
- A short blank segment of film at the end of a reel, for convenient insertion of the film in a projector.
- (computing) The final record of a list of data items, often identified by a key field with an otherwise invalid value that sorts last alphabetically (e.g., “ZZZZZ") or numerically (“99999"); especially common in the context of punched cards, where the final card is called a trailer card.
- The linked list terminates with a trailer record.
- (networking) The last part of a packet, often containing a check sequence.
- The encapsulation layer adds an eight-byte header and a two-byte trailer to each packet.
- In Australia and the UK, use of trailer in the sense of “preview of a film" is gaining currency over the synonym preview, due to US influence.
(third-person singular simple present trailers, present participle trailering, simple past and past participle trailered)
- To load on a trailer or to transport by trailer.
- The engine wouldn't run any more so we had to trailer my old car to the wrecking yard.
From trail +"Ž -er.
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.