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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
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Translations

traction engine

nZugmaschine f, → Dampftraktor m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

traction engine

ntrattrice f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Traction engines were used for road haulage, as well as agricultural work, including the powering of farm machinery via transmission belts.
Steam traction engines, tractors, motorcycles and cars will all be on show at Abbey Station in Shrewsbury.
Steam rollers, traction engines, steam wagons and tractors will star alongside the Severn Valley Railway's fleet of heritage steam locomotives at an event later this month.
The event included displays of classic, vintage and modern trucks (including ERF and Foden vehicles), cars, motorbikes and tractors, along with steam traction engines, lawnmower racing, tractor pulling, horticultural working demonstrations, a falconry display, Punch and Judy show, children's funfair, trade stands and refreshment stalls.
There will be a country fayre theme with gallopers and a big wheel, traction engines, craft stalls, vintage cars, commercials and tractors.
The move to the Thinktank was undertaken by Allelys Heavy Haulage based in Studley, who also moved a tram, traction engines and many stationary engines.
Fred, who died at 66 in 2004, found TV fame with his demolitions of factory chimneys and passion for steam traction engines.
Virtually every threshing machine manufacturer had developed and was successfully selling steam traction engines and had little interest in the new technology.
I knew that my next-door neighbour had owned two traction engines for some time, but had no idea what they were or how they worked.
Loud acoustic pyrotechnic cannons plus the whistles of the steam traction engines steam boats including the Daniel Adamson built to a crescendo for the grand finale.
The show will feature over 1,000 models including steam locomotives, traction engines, model boats and stationary engines along with railway layouts of different scales and even some full size traction engines.