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1. A bar across the rear of a tractor for hitching machinery.
2. A railroad coupler.
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(Automotive Engineering) a strong metal bar on a tractor, locomotive, etc, bearing a hook or link and pin to attach a trailer, wagon, etc
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a heavy metal bar attached to the rear of a tractor and used as a hitch for pulling machinery.
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Noun1.drawbar - a strong metal bar bearing a hook to attach something to be pulled
bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
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