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English noun: trailer

1. trailer (person) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind


Synonymsdawdler, drone, laggard, lagger, poke


Broader (hypernym)bum, do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer


Narrower (hyponym)lingerer, loiterer, plodder, potterer, putterer, slowcoach, slowpoke, stick-in-the-mud, straggler, strayer

2. trailer (communication) an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future


Synonymspreview, prevue


Broader (hypernym)ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing

3. trailer (artifact) a large transport conveyance designed to be pulled by a truck or tractor


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transport


Narrower (hyponym)car carrier, semi, semitrailer


Part meronymarticulated lorry, rig, semi, tractor trailer, trailer truck, trucking rig

4. trailer (artifact) a wheeled vehicle that can be pulled by a car or truck and is equipped for occupancy


Synonymshouse trailer


Broader (hypernym)wheeled vehicle


Narrower (hyponym)camper trailer, manufactured home, mobile home









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