tractor (plural tractors)
- (agriculture) A vehicle used in farms e.g. for pulling farm equipment and preparing the fields.
- (US) A truck (or lorry) for pulling a semi-trailer or trailer.
- Any piece of machinery, any thing that pulls something.
- (aviation) An airplane where the propeller is located in front of the fuselage
- (Britain, rail transportation) A British Rail Class 37 locomotive.
1995 May 23, Andrew Cooke, “Re: British Rail: At Last The 1948 Show”, in misc.transport.rail.europe, Usenet:
- On the other hand the EE type 3's have offered in a 1750 hp package, probably the most successful loco BR bought. As any crew will tell you a tractor will pull anything anywhere, and yet at the same time they were nippy enough for use on the Anglian mainlines for 20 years.
2000 April 25, Grandpops, “Calling Norfolk tractor bashers with a good brain for numbers! Possible conclusion?”, in uk.railway, Usenet:
- With a recent email from Mike Tetlow, I found out that there were two other 37s [37252 and 37031] present that day, also shuttling between Cambridge and Kings Lynn. As you correctly observe, the pic of little me shows that I am in a Dutch liveried tractor.
- (archaic) A metal rod used in tractoration, or Perkinism.
- (transitive, agriculture) To prepare (land) with a tractor.
- (transitive, science fiction) To move with a tractor beam.
- (transitive, medicine, archaic) To treat by means of tractoration, or Perkinism.
truck (or lorry) for pulling a trailer
any piece of machinery that pulls something
- tractor (agricultural vehicle)
- “TRACTOR” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)