We’ve got to hold them back some way—wonder if they can absorb a tractor field?
If there is no resistance to motion, explosives are miserably useless as weapons; therefore the importance of a tractor field.
[Sulu:] Sir, the tractor field is activating. [Chekov:] We’re being pulled out of here.
The gentle tug of a tractor field relaxed him.
She nodded to Arly, who poured all remaining power to their tractor field.
They’ve apparently got a limited range on this tractor field.
"Doc" Smith, in Amazing Stories
Last modified 2022-01-14 17:33:37
In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.