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"trailer" in British English

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trailernoun [C]

uk   /ˈtreɪ.lər/ us   /ˈtreɪ.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
(Definition of trailer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trailer" in American English

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trailernoun [C]

us   /ˈtreɪ·lər/
  • trailer noun [C] (VEHICLE)

a vehicle without an engine, often in the form of a flat frame or a container, that can be pulled by another vehicle
A trailer is also a house on wheels that can be moved by pulling it: We bought a trailer for camping trips.
A trailer is also a mobile home
  • trailer noun [C] (ADVERTISEMENT)

an advertisement for a movie, often showing a few, brief parts of it
(Definition of trailer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"trailer" in Business English

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trailernoun [C]

uk   /ˈtreɪlər/ us  
MARKETING an advertisement for a film, or television or radio programme, consisting of short parts taken from it: You can watch a trailer for the new series online. Hollywood has been circulating movie trailers on the Web for years.
TRANSPORT the separate back part of a large truck used for carrying goods: It isn't cost-effectitve to have trucks carrying half-empty trailers for part of their journey.
TRANSPORT a box on wheels that is pulled by a car and is used for taking things from one place to another
(Definition of trailer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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