fifth-wheel trailer

fifth-wheel trailer
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fifth-hweel, -weel or, often, fith-]
    • /ˈfɪfθˌʰwil, -ˌwil or, often, ˈfɪθ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fifth-hweel, -weel or, often, fith-]
    • /ˈfɪfθˌʰwil, -ˌwil or, often, ˈfɪθ-/

Definitions of fifth-wheel trailer words

  • noun fifth-wheel trailer a horizontal ring or segment of a ring, consisting of two bands that slide on each other, placed above the front axle of a carriage and designed to support the forepart of the body while allowing it to turn freely in a horizontal plane. 1
  • noun fifth-wheel trailer a similar device used as a coupling to connect a semitrailer to a tractor. 1
  • noun fifth-wheel trailer a similar coupling between a heavy-duty pickup truck and a camping trailer (fifth-wheel trailer) that extends over the bed of the truck. 1
  • noun fifth-wheel trailer an extra wheel for a four-wheeled vehicle. 1
  • noun fifth-wheel trailer a superfluous, unneeded, or unwanted person or thing: They enjoy making any outsider feel like a fifth wheel. 1

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Origin of fifth-wheel trailer

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75

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Parts of speech for Fifth-wheel trailer


fifth-wheel trailer popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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