trac·tion /ˈtrækʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.
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.
3. Attraction; a drawing toward. [R.]
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.
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.
n 1: the friction between a body and the surface on which it
moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) [syn:
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; "his leg was in traction for several