traction-engine

traction engine

noun
a locomotive operating on surfaces other than tracks and pulling heavy loads, as fallen logs.

Origin:
1855–60

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traction engine
 
n
a steam-powered locomotive used, esp formerly, for drawing heavy loads along roads or over rough ground. It usually has two large rear wheels and a rope drum for haulage purposes

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