traction engine

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traction engine

n
(Automotive Engineering) a steam-powered locomotive used, esp formerly, for drawing heavy loads along roads or over rough ground. It usually has two large rear wheels and a rope drum for haulage purposes
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Noun1.traction engine - steam-powered locomotive for drawing heavy loads along surfaces other than tracks
locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive, engine - a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
Translations

traction engine

nZugmaschine f, → Dampftraktor m

traction engine

ntrattrice f
References in classic literature ?
The steam ploughs had, however, kept the railroad open, and the evening train which connects the long line of coal-mining and iron-working settlements was slowly groaning its way up the steep gradients which lead from Stagville on the plain to Vermissa, the central township which lies at the head of Vermissa Valley.
For example, in Steam Plough Times, Peter Longfoot notes this finding by the committee in Kent County (which encompassed 1,442 square miles: "There were 21 Overtimes, 13 Weeks-Dungey (a tractor built in Maidstone, Kent), eight Moguls, two Saundersons, one Standard and one Martin Motor Plough reported as fit for work.
ANGLESEY's farmers had never seen anything like it before - a steam plough cutting through the island's turf.
There is now at this station a steam plough which will plough one hundred acres in twenty-four hours.