drawbar
noun Date: 1839 1. a railroad coupler 2. a beam across the rear of a vehicle (as a tractor) to which implements are hitched

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  • Drawbar — may refer to: Drawbar (haulage), a device for coupling a hauling vehicle to a load. This usage may be road, agriculture or rail. Drawbar organ Drawbar (machine tool), a device for changing tools on milling machines This disambiguation page lists… …   Wikipedia

  • Drawbar — Draw bar , n. (Railroad) (a) An openmouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train. (b) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawbar — ☆ drawbar [drô′bär΄ ] n. 1. COUPLER (sense a) 2. a bar at the rear of a tractor for attaching a plow, harrow, etc …   English World dictionary

  • drawbar — /draw bahr /, n. a heavy bar, often made of steel, attached to the rear of a tractor and used as a hitch for pulling machinery, as a plow or mower. [1660 70, Amer., for an earlier sense; DRAW + BAR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • drawbar — noun / drɔ.bɑɹ/ a) An open mouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train. b) A bar of iron… …   Wiktionary

  • drawbar — n. bar that connects one railroad car to another …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drawbar — noun 1》 a bar on a vehicle to which something can be attached to pull it or be pulled. 2》 a bar in a structure that can be pulled out to free something …   English new terms dictionary

  • Drawbar — ♦ Long bar to secure the door, fitted into a socket in one jamb, and slib back when not in use into a long channel in the other. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 411) …   Medieval glossary

  • drawbar — draw•bar [[t]ˈdrɔˌbɑr[/t]] n. trs a heavy metal bar attached to the rear of a tractor and used as a hitch for pulling machinery • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • drawbar — noun 1. a metal bar which connects a steam engine to the tender, or the two bogies of some electric locomotives. 2. a metal bar which attaches a moving vehicle to anything it draws behind it …   Australian English dictionary

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