[ sem-i-trey-ler ]
/ ˈsɛm ɪˌtreɪ lər /
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Also called semi. a detachable trailer for hauling freight, with wheels at the rear end, the forward end being supported by the rear of a truck tractor when attached.Compare full trailer.
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How to use semitrailer in a sentence
My father-in-law and I puttered and pounded, strengthened and tightened, until we felt our semi-trailer was in good-enough order.Growing Nuts in the North|Carl Weschcke
British Dictionary definitions for semitrailer
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈtreɪlə) /
a type of trailer or articulated lorry that has wheels only at the rear, the front end being supported by the towing vehicle
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