- a heavy bar, often made of steel, attached to the rear of a tractor and used as a hitch for pulling machinery, as a plow or mower.
Origin of drawbar
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Note that there is no drawbar and that the coupler is merely bolted to the beams.The 'Pioneer': Light Passenger Locomotive of 1851
John H. White
A chart whereby you can find the tractive power or drawbar pull of any locomotive without making a figure.Aviation Engines
Victor Wilfred Pag
These latter turn horizontally on a central pivot attached to the jaw end of the drawbar.
The cross catch bars adjust themselves to the direction of the line of pull in the drawbar.
A shackle and links hang from the end of the drawbar for attachment to ordinary wagons.
- a strong metal bar on a tractor, locomotive, etc, bearing a hook or link and pin to attach a trailer, wagon, etc
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