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trailer (plural trailers)
- Someone who or something that trails.
- Part of an object which extends some distance beyond the main body of the object.
- the trailer of a plant
- An unpowered wheeled vehicle, not a caravan or camper, that is towed behind another, and used to carry equipment, etc, that cannot be carried in the leading vehicle.
- At the end of the day, we put the snowmobiles back on the trailer.
- 1980 April, Greg Stone, Utility hauling? Do it with your boat trailer, Popular Science, page 104,
- My trailer is a Highlander T-14 8G, one of the smallest trailers. I normally use it for carrying a pair of Sunfish sailboats that are much lighter than its 800-pound weight limit.
- 2004, Mike Byrnes & Associates, Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations, page 310,
- Or you can slide the trailer′s tandem forward toward the tractor. This changes the kingpin weight because you changed the “A” dimension of the trailer along with its wheel-base.
- 2009, Norman Edward Robinson, Kim A. Sprayberry, Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, page 122,
- There is also a strong preference to avoid the cave effect associated with the front of most horse trailers and a strong desire to face the large opening between the top of the rear doors and the roof of the trailer.
- (US) A furnished vehicle towed behind another, and used as a dwelling when stationary; a caravan; a camper.
- We drove our trailer to Yellowstone Park.
- (US) A prefabricated home that could be towed to a new destination, but typically is permanently left in an area designated for such homes.
- The young couple′s first home was in a trailer.
- (chiefly US, media) A preview of a film, video game or TV show.
- The trailer for that movie makes it seem like it would be fun.
- A short blank segment of film at the end of a reel, for convenient insertion of the film in a projector.
- (computing) The final record of a list of data items, often identified by a key field with an otherwise invalid value that sorts last alphabetically (e.g., “ZZZZZ”) or numerically (“99999”); especially common in the context of punched cards, where the final card is called a trailer card.
- The linked list terminates with a trailer record.
- (networking) The last part of a packet, often containing a check sequence.
- The encapsulation layer adds an eight-byte header and a two-byte trailer to each packet.
- In Australia and the UK, use of trailer in the sense of “preview of a film” is gaining currency over the synonym preview, due to US influence.
- (unpowered vehicle towed behind another, other than a caravan):
- (furnished vehicle towed behind another, used as a dwelling when stationary): camper (US), camper van, caravan (UK), mobile home
- (prefabricated home that could be towed but typically is not): mobile home
- (preview of a film): preview, teaser
- ((computing) value used to signal the end of a list of data): sentinel
- ((networking) final part of a packet): header
vehicle towed behind another, used for carrying equipment
any vehicle designed to be towed, with the exception of a caravan
furnished vehicle towed behind another, used as a dwelling when stationary
preview of a film
in computing: value used to signal the end of a list of data
in networking: the last part of a packet, often containing a check sequence
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- To load on a trailer or to transport by trailer.
- The engine wouldn't run any more so we had to trailer my old car to the wrecking yard.