Meaning of traction

Definition of traction

(noun) the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)
(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 days"

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