Definition of traction engine in English:

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traction engine

Pronunciation: /ˈtrakSHən ˌenjən/


A steam or diesel-powered road vehicle used (especially formerly) for pulling very heavy loads.
Example sentences
  • But local industries saw the benefit of using a steam wagon, which was smaller and lighter than a traction engine towing a trailer.
  • A huge boiler drawn on a traction engine passed through Skipton on its way to Slingsby's Mill in Gargrave.
  • Thirteen teams will be operating thirteen historic threshing mills and a historic steam traction engine will drive each mill.

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Syllabification: trac·tion en·gine

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