Definition of tractive in English:


Syllabification: trac·tive
Pronunciation: /ˈtraktiv


  • Relating to or denoting the power exerted in pulling, especially by a vehicle or other machine.
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    • The tractive effort of the machine seems weak, especially in this deep snow that we have now.
    • ‘It has such tractive power that we were pushing piles several times larger than what others could push; we were pushing mountains,’ he describes.
    • Features include advanced hydraulic controls and impressive power in terms of rated operating capacities, tractive effort, bucket breakout force, and the like.

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