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tow truck a truck that can lift another car or truck partly off the ground and pull it along behind itself. If a vehicle breaks down or is left in an illegal place, a tow truck may come and take it away.
toxic having to do with or made of a poison; poisonous.
toy any object that can be used in play, especially by children; plaything. [3 definitions]
trace1 a mark or sign of a past event or thing. [6 definitions]
trachea the tube that carries air to the lungs in humans and other animals that breathe air; windpipe. [2 definitions]
track a mark or series of marks left on the ground by the feet of people or animals, or the wheels of machines; trail. [5 definitions]
track and field a set of athletic events that take place on or near a running track. Track and field events include running, jumping, and throwing.
tract1 an area of land or water. [2 definitions]
traction the grip or holding power of a body moving on a surface.
tractor a powerful motor vehicle with large tires used to pull plows and other farm machines.
tractor-trailer a very large truck that consists of a cab where the driver sits and a trailer or semitrailer attached to it. Tractor-trailers are used to transport goods over long distances.
trade the act of exchanging or buying and selling goods. [4 definitions]
trademark a name, symbol, or other mark used to show who made a product. By law, only the company that makes or sells the product may use its trademark.
trader a person who buys and sells; dealer; merchant.
trading the act or activity of exchanging items or buying or selling goods.
trading post a store in a frontier area or other place far from towns. At a trading post, local products can be traded for goods brought from distant places.
tradition the handing down of a culture's beliefs and customs from parents to children over many years. [2 definitions]
traditional relating to customs and ways of doing things in a particular culture that are passed down from parents to children.
traffic the movement of people or vehicles along a sidewalk, road, or other route of travel. [4 definitions]
traffic light a street or road signal used to tell drivers when to stop or go. The signal changes colors from red to green to yellow.
tragedy a disaster; a very sad event. [2 definitions]