tractive effort

noun
: the force in pounds exerted by powered equipment (as a locomotive) as measured for statistical purposes at the rim of the driving wheels

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the force exerted by a locomotive or other powered vehicle on its driving wheels.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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