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trailer


noun

  1. a large van or wagon drawn by an automobile, truck, or tractor, used especially in hauling freight by road.Compare full trailer, semitrailer.
  2. Also called travel trailer. a vehicle attached to an automobile and used as a mobile home or place of business, usually equipped with furniture, kitchen facilities, bathroom, etc.Compare tent trailer.
  3. a person or thing that trails.
  4. a trailing plant.
  5. a short promotional film composed of clips showing highlights of a movie due for release in the near future.
  6. blank film at the end of a reel or strip of film, for winding off the film in a motion-picture camera or projector.Compare leader(def 6).
  7. Ceramics. a can with a spout, used in slip trailing.

noun

  1. a road vehicle, usually two-wheeled, towed by a motor vehicle: used for transporting boats, etc
  2. the part of an articulated lorry that is drawn by the cab
  3. a series of short extracts from a film, used to advertise it in a cinema or on television
  4. a person or thing that trails
  5. US and Canadian a large enclosed vehicle capable of being pulled by a car or lorry and equipped to be lived inAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): caravan
n.

1890, “vehicle pulled by another,” agent noun from trail (v.); originally a small carriage drawn along by a bicycle. Meaning “preview of a coming movie” first attested 1928. Trailer park recorded by 1936. Trailer trash in use by 1986.

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