[ trak-ter-trey-ler ]
/ ˈtræk tərˈtreɪ lər /


a combination trucking unit consisting of a tractor hooked up to a full trailer or a semitrailer.
Compare rig(def 8).
Also called semitrailer, semitruck. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tractor-trailer

  • In 2004, Afghan security forces stumbled on a cache of heroin hidden in tractor-trailer outside Kandahar.

    Karzai Family Secrets|Gerald Posner|September 27, 2009|DAILY BEAST