Definition of tractor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtræktə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræktər//
    On the farm, Types of vehicle
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  1. 1a powerful vehicle with two large and two smaller wheels, used especially for pulling farm machinery a farmer on his tractor the sound of a tractor ploughing in the field nearby Wordfinderarable, barn, crop, cultivate, dairy, fallow, farm, graze, livestock, tractor See related entries: On the farm, Types of vehicle
  2. 2(North American English) the front part of a tractor-trailer, where the driver sits
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent. (in the general sense ‘someone or something that pulls’): from Latin, from tract- ‘pulled’, from the verb trahere.
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