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Also called semi. a detachable trailer for hauling freight, with wheels at the rear end, the forward end being supported by the rear of a truck tractor when attached.
Compare full trailer.
a type of trailer or articulated lorry that has wheels only at the rear, the front end being supported by the towing vehicle


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