- having or exerting traction; drawing.
Origin of tractive
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Not quite so 'tractive, too pale and want animation, when you're calm.The Girl From Keller's
The boiler pressure is 140 lb., and the tractive power per lb.
The boiler pressure is 140 lb., and the tractive force per lb.
The tractive force per pound of mean cylinder pressure is 88.4 lb.
At a speed of 2.2 meters per second the tractive stress, K, is from 10 to 11 kilogrammes.