tractive effort


noun

the force exerted by a locomotive or other powered vehicle on its driving wheels.

Nearby words

  1. traction diverticulum,
  2. traction engine,
  3. traction epiphysis,
  4. traction load,
  5. tractive,
  6. tractive force,
  7. tractor,
  8. tractor feed,
  9. tractor pull,
  10. tractor-trailer

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