- a propeller mounted at the front of an airplane, thus exerting a pull.
- Also called tractor airplane. an airplane with a propeller so mounted.
Origin of tractor
Examples from the Web for tractor
Going hands-free is just one of the perks of a place where the only form of transportation is by carriage, bike, or tractor.
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|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|DAILY BEAST
For those not in the know, tractor beams were used to pull foreign objects towards the Starship Enterprise.
"When I'm spending 16 hours on a tractor, it gives me some opportunity to sort through issues in solitude," he tells me.
His tractor and equipment cost two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.All Day September|Roger Kuykendall
The low purr of a motor behind him announced the arrival of a tractor to tow the ship off the runway.Pushbutton War|Joseph P. Martino
But they screamed once again as Greg sent out a tractor beam that seized and held, dragged the Interplanetarian to a standstill.Empire|Clifford Donald Simak
She said, "I noticed you used the tractor for the straw bales."Maggie's Wish|Marilyn D. Anderson
"That's no good for farm work," the farmer said, reaching under his tractor seat.Restricted Tool|Malcolm B. Morehart