from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A trailer having a set or several sets of wheels at the rear only, with the forward portion being supported by the truck tractor or towing vehicle.
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- n. Alternative spelling of semi-trailer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle
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That was when a semitrailer truck bounced past the house, as in, in my yard, and headed through the cornfield along the path of the trodden-down stalks.
A maximum of 180 hogs fit into a semitrailer, prompting Mr. Bauman to opine that the thieves made several trips.
Two other truck drivers and the train's engineer watched helplessly as the semitrailer skidded the length of a football field before crashing into the train.
The loot was in a semitrailer parked in a lot over the weekend northwest of Vienna.
At the toll booth in Calera de Victor Rosales the unknown armed group shot the tires of a semitrailer and a tank truck in an [apparently successful] effort to block the pursuit and then continued their flight.
An N&M Transfer Co. semitrailer that appeared in a photo of a multivehicle crash in Wednesday's U.S. Watch had become involved in the accident after a collision between another semi and a car.
It would be best if I were caught in a situation like the two motorists who had been killed recently when a semitrailer jackknifed on the highway.
Up to seven people spent nine hours loading thousands of Panasonic Toughbook laptops and other equipment onto two semitrailer trucks.
Rescue crews were using fire hoses to douse an angry swarm of bees after a fatal crash that involved a semitrailer carrying about 17 million of the insects.
The size of a semitrailer, a HEMTT is a versatile eight-wheel-drive that can be adapted for many uses: most of the HEMTTs here had been configured as dump trucks and bore trays on their backs filled with earth.