Definition of traction engine in English:

traction engine

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  • A steam or diesel-powered road vehicle used (especially formerly) for pulling very heavy loads.
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    • 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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