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

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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 that pulls something.
  4. (aviation) An airplane where the propeller is located in front of the fuselage
  5. (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[1]:
      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[2]:
      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.
    • 2000 May 17, Matt, “Re: "Unfixing" Class 37s and Doncaster control (rant!!)”, in uk.railway, Usenet[3]:
      EWS are also denying any rumours of tractors going to Spain, then again they denyed the rumours of tractors going to France until the contract was signed!
  6. (archaic) A metal rod used in tractoration, or Perkinism.

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VerbEdit

tractor (third-person singular simple present tractors, present participle tractoring, simple past and past participle tractored)

  1. (transitive, agriculture) To prepare (land) with a tractor.
  2. (transitive, science fiction) To move with a tractor beam.
  3. (transitive, medicine, archaic) To treat by means of tractoration, or Perkinism.

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tractor, formed from Latin tractus + the suffix -or.

NounEdit

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. (agriculture) tractor (farm vehicle)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English tractor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. tractor (agricultural vehicle)

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

tractor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of tractō

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. Obsolete spelling of trator

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English tractor, formed from Latin tractus, perfect passive participle of trahere (to pull), + agent noun suffix -or.

AdjectiveEdit

tractor (feminine singular tractora, masculine plural tractores, feminine plural tractoras)

  1. driving

NounEdit

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. tractor