tractor

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English[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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. (UK, rail transportation) A British Rail Class 37 locomotive.
    • 1995 May 23, Andrew Cooke, “Re: British Rail: At Last The 1948 Show”, 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?”, 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.
    • 2000 May 17, Matt, “Re: "Unfixing" Class 37s and Doncaster control (rant!!)”, uk.railway, Usenet:
      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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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. (agriculture) tractor (farm vehicle)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English tractor.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. tractor (agricultural vehicle)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tractor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of tractō

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. obsolete spelling of trator

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

tractor m (plural tractores)

  1. tractor