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tractor

EnglishEdit

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A tractor (farm vehicle).
A modern 4WD farm tractor

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of trahere (to pull), + agent noun suffix -or.

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NounEdit

tractor (plural tractors)

  1. (agriculture) A vehicle used in farms e.g. for pulling farm equipment and preparing the fields.
  2. (US) A truck (or lorry) for pulling a semi-trailer or trailer.
  3. Any piece of machinery, any thing that pulls something.
  4. (aviation) (aircraft configuration) An airplane where the propeller is located in front of the fuselage
  5. (archaic) A metal rod used in tractoration, or Perkinism.

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AdjectiveEdit

tractor (not comparable)

  1. Having to do with tractors.
    • 2012 December 1, “An internet of airborne things”, The Economist, volume 405, number 8813, page 3 (Technology Quarterly): 
      A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.

AsturianEdit

NounEdit

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. (agriculture) tractor (farm vehicle)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tractor.

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NounEdit

tractor m (plural tractoren or tractors, diminutive tractortje n)

  1. tractor (agricultural vehicle)

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tractor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of tractō

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. Obsolete spelling of trator.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of trahere (to pull), + agent noun suffix -or.

NounEdit

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. tractor