from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large transport vehicle designed to be hauled by a truck or tractor.
- n. A furnished vehicle drawn by a truck or automobile and used when parked as a dwelling or office.
- n. A short filmed advertisement for a movie; a preview.
- n. A short, blank strip of film at the end of a reel.
- transitive v. To transport by a trailer: trailered the boat to the beach.
- intransitive v. To travel or live in a trailer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who or something that trails.
- n. An unpowered wheeled vehicle, not a caravan or camper, that is towed behind another, and used to carry equipment, etc, that cannot be carried in the leading vehicle.
- n. A furnished vehicle towed behind another, and used as a dwelling when stationary; a caravan; a camper.
- n. A prefabricated home that could be towed to a new destination, but typically is permanently left in an area designated for such homes.
- n. A preview of a film, video game or TV show.
- n. The final record of a list of data items, often identified by a key field with an otherwise invalid value that sorts last alphabetically (e.g., “ZZZZZ”) or numerically (“99999”); especially common in the context of punched cards, where the final card is called a trailer card.
- n. The last part of a packet, often containing a check sequence.
- v. To load on a trailer or to transport by trailer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, trails.
- n. a wheeled vehicle without a motor, designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle in front of it
- n. such a vehicle used on street railroads. Called also trail car.
- n. the large wheeled wagon or van pulled by a tractor in a tractor-trailer combination.
- n. a vehicle equipped as a mobile dwelling unit, pulled by an automobile or other mtor vehicle, and used as a dwelling when parked; -- also called a mobile home.
- n. A wheeled motorless open wagon designed to carry a heavy object, such as a boat trailer.
- n. A short blank segment of movie film attached to the end; -- used for convenient insertion of the film in a projector.
- n. A short film consisting primarily of one or more short portions of a film, used in promotions or advertisements shortly before initial release of a film.
- n. A part of an object which extends some distance beyond the main body of the object.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dog that follows or tracks by scent.
- n. plural Several logging-sleds hitched one behind another and pulled by from 4 to 8 horses, driven by one man, thus saving teamsters’ wages.
- n. One who or that which trails.
- n. On a vehicle, a short pointed bar sometimes suspended from the rear axle, and serving as a stop or brake in going up steep hills; a stopper.
- n. A flexible or hinged contact piece pulled over a series of terminal plates so as to distribute electric currents.
- n. An old style of vessel employed in mackerel-fishing about 1800.
- n. A trail-car.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
- n. an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
- n. a wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy
- n. a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor
From trail + -er. (Wiktionary)