- 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
Examples from the Web for drawbar
Historical Examples of drawbar
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