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"trailer" in British English

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trailernoun [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 ​largetruck US (also travel trailer, UK caravan) a ​wheeledvehicle for ​living or ​travelling in, ​especially for ​holidays, that ​containsbeds and ​cookingequipment and can be ​pulled by a ​car
  • trailer noun [C] (ADVERTISEMENT)

an ​advertisement for a ​film or a ​television or ​radioprogramme, consisting of ​shortparts taken from it: I ​saw a trailer for the new ​series of "Game of Thrones" last ​night.
(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 ​flatframe 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 ​campingtrips. A trailer is also a ​mobilehome
  • trailer noun [C] (ADVERTISEMENT)

an ​advertisement for a ​movie, often ​showing a few, ​briefparts 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   us   /ˈtreɪlər/
MARKETING an ​advertisement for a film, or ​television or radio ​programme, consisting of ​shortparts taken from it: You can watch a trailer for the new ​seriesonline. Hollywood has been ​circulating movie trailers on the Web for ​years.
TRANSPORT the ​separate back ​part of a large ​truck used for ​carryinggoods: It isn't cost-effectitve to have ​truckscarrying 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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