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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun adhesive friction:
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Definition of the noun adhesive friction
What does adhesive friction mean as a name of something?
- the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
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Flip Dictionary (2002)
by Barbara Kipfer
henchman, partisan, pupil, supporter, upholder, votary adhesive: bond, cement , clinging, ep- oxy, glue, gooey, mastic, mucilage, paste, stickum, sticky, tape, tenacious adhesive and sticky: viscid adhesive friction: traction adieu: adios, aloha, ...
A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight
The adhesive friction of a wheel on the rail, a rope on a pulley, etc. The tractional surface ...
by James T. Frane
traction - the adhesive friction of a body on a surface over which it moves. traction engine - an off-track locomotive that can be driven over ...
A Reference Library of Universal Knowledge, Embracing Five Hundred Illustrations and Over Sixty-five Thousand Subjects, All Brought Down to the Date of Publication, with Ninety-six Colored Maps
Also the adhesive friction of a wheel on the rail, a rope on a pulley, etc. The tractional surface of a driving wheel is the face of its perimeter. Traction Engine, a locomotive engine for drawing heavy loads on common roads, or over arable land, ...
A Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster
Adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, etc. Tractive (traktlv), a. Pulling ; attracting. Tract'or(-Sr), n. [NL.,fr.
by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar
Also the adhesive friction of a wheel on the rail, a rope on ...
Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead
3, adhesive friction. — trac'tive, adj. trac'tor (trak'tar) n. a self-propelled vehicle that pulls heavy loads. — tractor beam, a hypothetical beam of energy used to control objects in space. — trac'tor- traiTer, n. a vehicle consisting of a tractor and an ...
Abridged from Webster's New International Dictionary, 900 Illustrations by Noah Webster
The adhesive friction of a body on a surface on which it moves. tractive (-tTv), a. [ 4] Serving to draw ; pulling. trac'tor (-Wr), n. That which draws. trade (trad), n. 1. A course; course of action. 06*., exc. in trade wind (See in Vocab.). 2.
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