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trailer

noun [C] uk   /ˈtreɪ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/

trailer noun [C] (VEHICLE)

a box on wheels that is pulled by a car and is used for taking things from one place to another: The car was pulling a trailer with a motorcycle on it. the separate back part of a large truck US ( also travel trailer, UK caravan) a wheeled vehicle for living or travelling in, especially for holidays, that contains beds and cooking equipment and can be pulled by a car

trailer noun [C] (ADVERTISEMENT)

an advertisement for a film or a television or radio programme, consisting of short parts taken from it: I saw a trailer for the latest Spielberg movie.
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