tractor-trailer

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

noun

a combination trucking unit consisting of a tractor hooked up to a full trailer or a semitrailer.

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Also called semitrailer, semitruck.
Compare rig (def. 8).
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