Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “trailer”

trailer

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtreɪlər/
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)
What is the pronunciation of trailer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “trailer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More