Meaning of tractor

trac•tor

Pronunciation: (trak'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a powerful motor-driven vehicle with large, heavy treads, used for pulling farm machinery, other vehicles, etc.
  2. Also called truck tractor. a short truck with a driver's cab but no body, designed for hauling a trailer or semitrailer.
  3. something used for drawing or pulling.
    1. a propeller mounted at the front of an airplane, thus exerting a pull.
    2. Also called trac&prim;tor air&sec;plane. an airplane with a propeller so mounted.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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