Angle of traction


Angle of traction
Traction Trac"tion, n. [L. trahere, tractum, to draw: cf. F. traction.] 1. The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug. [1913 Webster]

3. Attraction; a drawing toward. [R.] [1913 Webster]

4. The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like; as, the car is stuck in the snow because it can;t get any traction. --Knight. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Angle of traction} (Mech.), the angle made with a given plane by the line of direction in which a tractive force acts.

{Traction engine}, a locomotive for drawing vehicles on highways or in the fields. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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