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Traction

Meanings and phrases

traction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road); grip; adhesive friction
  2. (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing

traction engine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. steam-powered locomotive for drawing heavy loads along surfaces other than tracks

traction motors

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This suggests that new traction motors were fitted.
  • WAG5A is the one with Alstom traction motors.
  • indicate traction motors connected in series or parallel.

traction control

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It has traction control and ABS braking systems.
  • VDC incorporates a form of traction control.
  • It is also used for traction control systems of some cars.

electric traction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • As the cable system was being built electric traction was being developed.
  • The installation was not reliable and was replaced by electric traction in 1909.
  • In 1885, the first demonstration of an electric traction engine in New York was on the Ninth Avenue El.

gained traction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • However, Johnson's ideas gained traction with lawmakers over time.
  • It gained traction from Megan Jayne Crabbe, who spreads body positivity on social media.
  • According to "The Economist", many people find the term outdated, but no new term has gained traction.

gain traction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • De Blasio's campaign failed to gain traction.
  • Trump's 1970s-era proposal was widely opposed and failed to gain traction.
  • However, after failing to gain traction with networks, it was retooled for a younger target audience.

steam traction

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • CIÉ withdrew steam traction in 1963 and subsequently all but No.
  • In contrast the Leipzig–Dresden Railway used only steam traction from its beginning.
  • In the days of steam traction, it was often necessary to double-head departing passenger trains.

traction motor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The traction motor is a straight-wound motor.
  • The traction motor adopted Alstom's brushless DC motor.
  • The traction motor was self-ventilated, mounted on bogie.

traction engines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The cars were towed to Morden by traction engines, mounted on road bogies.
  • By this time, the locomotive boiler had become ubiquitous for traction engines.
  • Fowler) made their portable engines in the same style as traction engines, with the cylinder at the smokebox end.
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