a powerful motor-driven vehicle with large, heavy treads, used for pulling farm machinery, other vehicles, etc.
Also called truck tractor. a short truck with a driver's cab but no body, designed for hauling a trailer or semitrailer.
something used for drawing or pulling.
a propeller mounted at the front of an airplane, thus exerting a pull.
Also called tractor airplane. an airplane with a propeller so mounted.
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How to use tractor in a sentence
The farmers rode tractors into New Delhi, demanding the repeal of new farm laws.India’s Farmers Are Still Protesting — and Things Are Turning Violent | Vox Staff | January 26, 2021 | Eater
Protesters were supposed to hold a tractor rally on specific routes in the capital, after the official Republic Day parade.Protesting farmers break into Delhi’s historic Red Fort on India’s Republic Day | Niharika Sharma | January 26, 2021 | Quartz
These measures, which were extended in 2010 and remain in force, treat the purchase of alpacas like tractors or other new equipment.
Automated tractors will soon be able to plow vegetable fields to a smoother surface than a human driver could, improving germination rates.How technology might finally start telling farmers things they didn’t already know | Katie McLean | December 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Finally, it costs him Rs3,500 to rent a tractor trolley to carry the crop to the market, and Rs2,000 for diesel for the journey.Three farmers explain the economics of agriculture in India—and why new farm laws are brutal | Vijayta Lalwani | December 10, 2020 | Quartz
Juanita Schulze said as a train rammed through a stuck tractor-trailer.Anime Hologram Pop Stars, Return of ‘Fresh Prince’ Carlton, and More Viral Videos | Alex Chancey | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Going hands-free is just one of the perks of a place where the only form of transportation is by carriage, bike, or tractor.
A few miles on, a new main road was clotted with convoys of tractor-trailers.
Highways were blocked off, leaving passengers waiting to be rescued by a tractor.Hercules, Schmercules. Here Are America’s 5 Worst Blizzards | Nina Strochlic | January 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wearing a red hoodie over his baseball cap, Omar, 17, quickly jumped off a tractor to greet us.Palestinian Children: The Invisible Workers of Israeli Settlements | Dina Elmuti | August 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Out on a green meadow a farmer drove a tractor, busily plowing deep furrows for a new crop.Restricted Tool | Malcolm B. Morehart
He strolled casually down to a rude stone wall and watched the tractor churn toward him.Restricted Tool | Malcolm B. Morehart
Something had gone wrong with his gasoline tractor, and she knew he had spent two or three hours finding out the fault.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
All told of strenuous effort in which sweating men and horses had been aided by tractor machines.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
Lucky a trader needs an atom-powered tractor that can move at night.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for tractor
a motor vehicle used to pull heavy loads, esp farm machinery such as a plough or harvester. It usually has two large rear wheels with deeply treaded tyres
a short motor vehicle with a powerful engine and a driver's cab, used to pull a trailer, as in an articulated lorry
an aircraft with its propeller or propellers mounted in front of the engine
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