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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

... of nearly an hour's travel he pulled up, threw down his bridle reins, and studied the ground carefully. He had cut Indian sign. What he saw would have escaped the notice of a tenderfoot, and if it had been pointed out to him none but an expert trailer would have understood its significance. Yet certain facts were printed here on the desert for this boy as plainly as if they had been stenciled on a guide-post. He knew that within forty-eight hours a band of about twenty Mescalero bucks had returned to camp this way from an antelope hunt and ...
— A Man Four-Square • William MacLeod Raine

... we 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 an enemy, ...
— The Way of a Man • Emerson Hough

... season's, still growing, not tall enough to afford cover for an animal with paws as large as these prints. There were two clumps of brush. It could have holed up in either, waiting to attack any trailer—but why? It had not been wounded, nor frightened by their party, there was no reason for it to set an ambush on its ...
— Star Hunter • Andre Alice Norton

... notes what affects his crops and his earnings, and little else. Common people, St. Pierre says, observe without reasoning, and the learned reason without observing. If one could apply to the observation of nature the sense and skill of the South American rastreador, or trailer, how much he would track home! This man's eye, according to the accounts of travelers, is keener than a hound's scent. A fugitive can no more elude him than he can elude fate. His perceptions are said to be so keen that the displacement of a leaf or pebble, or ...
— A Year in the Fields • John Burroughs

... line, the reel! Bring, oh, bring the osier creel! Bring me flies of fifty kinds, Bring me showers, and clouds, and winds, All things right and tight, All things well and proper, Trailer red and bright, Dark and wily dropper; Casts of midges bring, Made of plover hackle, With a gaudy wing, ...
— The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. - The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century • Various

... and uninterrupted sleep was clear enough. There was something he wanted to do unobserved, something so vital to him that he was willing to take an immense amount of trouble with it. Golson's detective bureau let me have the best trailer, the smoothest 'shadow,' ...
— The Winning Clue • James Hay, Jr.

... time he spent and the fuel he burned making this round. He would drive straight up the Gulf from Bellingham to Squitty, circle the Island and then across to the mouth of the Solomon. The weather was growing cool now. Salmon would keep unspoiled a long time in a trailer's hold. It did not matter to him whether it was day or night around Squitty. He drove his carrier into any nook or hole where a troller might lie waiting with a ...
— Poor Man's Rock • Bertrand W. Sinclair

... first appeared was a familiar type of the West, a small, lean, sharp-featured, foxy-eyed mountaineer, riding gracefully yet wearily—the natural horseman and trailer. Behind him two tired horses, heaped with a camp outfit, stumbled, with low-hanging heads, while at the rear, sitting his saddle sturdily rather than with grace, rode a young man bareheaded, but otherwise in the rough-and-ready dress of a plainsman. His eyes were ...
— The Tyranny of the Dark • Hamlin Garland

... showing himself in the light. Then I whirled suddenly, obeying an impulse; and there was Upweekis, a big, savage-looking fellow, just gliding up on my trail in plain sight, following the broad snowshoe track and the scent of the fresh caribou skin without difficulty, poor trailer though he be. ...
— Wilderness Ways • William J Long

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

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