from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Serving to pull or draw; exerting traction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to traction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Serving to draw; pulling; attracting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tractional; drawing; needed or used in drawing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. exerting traction and serving to pull


From Latin tractus, past participle of trahere, to draw.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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