mobile home
Trailer Trail"er, n. 1. a wheeled vehicle without a motor, designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle in front of it; specifically: (a) such a vehicle used on street railroads. Called also {trail car}. (b) the large wheeled wagon or van pulled by a tractor in a tractor-trailer combination. (c) a vehicle equipped as a mobile dwelling unit, pulled by an automobile or other mtor vehicle, and used as a dwelling when parked; -- also called a {mobile home}. (d) A wheeled motorless open wagon designed to carry a heavy object, such as a boat trailer. [PJC]

2. (Movies) A short blank segment of movie film attached to the end; -- used for convenient insertion of the film in a projector. [PJC]

3. (Movies) A short film consisting primarily of one or more short portions of a film, used in promotions or advertisements shortly before initial release of a film. [PJC]

4. A part of an object which extends some distance beyond the main body of the object; as, the trailer of a plant. [1913 Webster]

{trailer park}. An area equipped to accommodate trailers[2], often with outlets supplying electrical power and water. Called also {trailer camp}, {trailer court}. [PJC]


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  • mobile\ home — [ mɔbilom ] n. m. VAR. mobile home • v. 1970; mot angl. amér. « maison mobile » ♦ Anglic. Grande caravane tractable surtout conçue pour rester sur place de façon relativement durable et possédant souvent des raccordements d eau et d électricité.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mobile-home — [ mɔbilom ] n. m. VAR. mobile home • v. 1970; mot angl. amér. « maison mobile » ♦ Anglic. Grande caravane tractable surtout conçue pour rester sur place de façon relativement durable et possédant souvent des raccordements d eau et d électricité.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mobile home — [mɔbilom] n. m. ÉTYM. V. 1970; mot angl. des États Unis, « maison, demeure (home) mobile », av. 1950. ❖ ♦ Américanisme. Maison légère transportable par route ou par rail, et s installant de manière relativement durable, avec raccordements… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mobile home — mobile homes N COUNT A mobile home is a large caravan that people live in and that usually remains in the same place, but which can be pulled to another place using a car or van. Syn: trailer …   English dictionary

  • mobile home — ☆ mobile home [mō′bəl ] n. a movable dwelling with no permanent foundation, but connected to utility lines and set more or less permanently at a location: cf. MOTOR HOME …   English World dictionary

  • mobile home — n 1.) AmE a type of house made of metal, that can be pulled by a vehicle and moved to another place 2.) BrE a large ↑caravan which always stays in the same place and is used as a house American Equivalent: trailer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mobile home — noun count 1. ) AMERICAN a house built in a factory and moved to a piece of land on a truck 2. ) BRITISH a TRAILER you can live in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mobile home — ► NOUN ▪ a large caravan used as permanent living accommodation …   English terms dictionary

  • Mobile home — For the album by Longpigs, see Mobile Home (album). Common example of today s sectional mobile home in the United States. 28 feet x 60 feet Mobile homes (in the United States; also called trailers or house trailers) or static caravans (in other… …   Wikipedia

  • Mobile home — Caravane Pour les articles homonymes, voir Caravane (homonymie). Une caravane est à l origine d un convoi de transport de marchandises. Le stéréotype de la caravane reste celui de la caravane de nomades du Sahara, constituée d une longue file de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mobile Home — Ein Mobilheim in den USA der 1970er Ein Mobilheim, auch Mobile home genannt, ist eine transportable Wohneinheit, deren Inneneinrichtung mit einer Wohnung vergleichbar ist. Es ist eine Art vergrößerter Wohnwagen, der allerdings kein wirklich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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