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Trailer   /trˈeɪlər/   Listen

Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.  Synonyms: dawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, poke.
An advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future.  Synonyms: preview, prevue.
A large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor.
A wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy.  Synonym: house trailer.

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"Trailer" Quotes from Famous Books

... "you and I are going to do a little scouting. You know I'm descended from the greatest natural scout and trailer ever known in the West, one whose senses were preternaturally acute, one who could almost track a bird in the air ...
— The Shades of the Wilderness • Joseph A. Altsheler

... mine once wrote an article on motoring in Southern California for one of the smart Eastern magazines. In it she said that often a motor would be followed by a trailer loaded with a camp outfit. What was her surprise and amusement to read her own article later, dressed for company, so to speak. "A trailer goes ahead with the servants and outfit, so that when the motoring party arrives on the scene all is in readiness for their comfort." Great care must be taken ...
— The Smiling Hill-Top - And Other California Sketches • Julia M. Sloane

... a darn thing I could do, except to hunt up Hobart, wire every town along the north shore to keep an eye out for the yacht, and pick up a thread or two around town. I got a bit at that to wise me up. We found Hobart hid away in a cheap hotel out on Broadway, and put a trailer on him. The girl had disappeared; she'd been to a bank, and then to the Coolidge lawyer and signed some papers; after that we lost all trace of her for awhile. Your man Sexton, out at 'Fairlawn,' reported ...
— The Case and The Girl • Randall Parrish

... battered up. I feared the Dawson crowd might come hunting for the machine, so—well, I sort of busied myself about the airship," repeated Hiram, with a strange chuckle. "I was resting when that half breed and another fellow came along. The Indian is a great trailer, I guess, for he was sharp enough to notice the tree tops and the bushes the machine had rolled over. Anyhow, down he came on a rope into the ...
— Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane • Roy Rockwood

... morning's sun had pierced its shafts into the gray opaqueness that cloaked the valleys. He squatted on his heels before the fire, honing the ancient blade of the scythe that he had found in the cock loft, and that blade was swinging against the stubborn resistance of weed and briar-trailer before the drench of the ...
— The Roof Tree • Charles Neville Buck

... and muttered an oath, but Austin was unmoved. "I reckon you must be a bad trailer," he laughed. "We've got no thieves here. What makes you think ...
— Heart of the Sunset • Rex Beach

... always a good trailer, was in fact acknowledged to be one of the best, with the exception of my brother Zack, on the San Antonio River, where we grew up as boys. In circling about that morning, I struck the trail of about ...
— The Log of a Cowboy - A Narrative of the Old Trail Days • Andy Adams

... paused I saw coming forward the stooping figure of an Indian trailer, half naked, beleggined, moccasined, following our fresh tracks at a trot. I covered him with the little silver bead, minded to end his quest. But before I could estimate his errand, or prepare to receive him, closely in case he proved ...
— The Way of a Man • Emerson Hough

Words linked to "Trailer" :   advertizement, ad, advertizing, loafer, stick-in-the-mud, advert, advertisement, bum, idler, semi, trail, transport, trailer camp, preview, lingerer, articulated lorry, rig, house trailer, poke, slowcoach, slowpoke, lagger, advertising, putterer, straggler, mobile home, conveyance, tandem trailer, wheeled vehicle, plodder, trucking rig, layabout, strayer, loiterer, car carrier, manufactured home, potterer, do-nothing, drone

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