truck

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verb \ˈtrək\

Definition of TRUCK

transitive verb
1
:  to give in exchange :  swap
2
:  to barter or dispose of by barter
intransitive verb
1
:  to exchange commodities :  barter
2
:  to negotiate or traffic especially in an underhanded way :  have dealings

Origin of TRUCK

Middle English trukken, from Anglo-French *truker, *troker, from Vulgar Latin *troccare, probably of imitative origin
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

2truck

noun

Definition of TRUCK

1
:  barter
2
:  commodities appropriate for barter or for small trade
3
:  close association or connection <will have no truck with crooks>
4
:  payment of wages in goods instead of cash
5
:  vegetables grown for market
6
:  heterogeneous small articles often of little value; also :  rubbish

First Known Use of TRUCK

1553

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

3truck

noun

Definition of TRUCK

1
:  a small wheel; specifically :  a small strong wheel for a gun carriage
2
:  a small wooden cap at the top of a flagstaff or masthead usually having holes for reeving flag or signal halyards
3
:  a wheeled vehicle for moving heavy articles: as
a :  a strong horse-drawn or automotive vehicle (as a pickup) for hauling
b :  a small barrow consisting of a rectangular frame having at one end a pair of handles and at the other end a pair of small heavy wheels and a projecting edge to slide under a load —called also hand truck
c :  a small heavy rectangular frame supported on four wheels for moving heavy objects
d :  a small flat-topped car pushed or pulled by hand
e :  a shelved stand mounted on casters
f :  an automotive vehicle with a short chassis equipped with a swivel for attaching a trailer and used especially for the highway hauling of freight; also :  a truck with attached trailer
4
a British :  an open railroad freight car
b :  a swiveling carriage consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and springs to carry and guide one end (as of a railroad car) in turning sharp curves
truck·ful \-ˌfl\ noun

Origin of TRUCK

probably back-formation from truckle small wheel — more at truckle bed
First Known Use: 1611

Other Vehicles Terms

brougham, hansom, litter, shay, skid, sledge, sulky, wain

4truck

verb

Definition of TRUCK

transitive verb
:  to load or transport on a truck
intransitive verb
1
:  to transport goods by truck
2
:  to be employed in driving a truck
3
:  to roll along especially in an easy untroubled way

First Known Use of TRUCK

1748

Other Transportation Terms

camber, corduroy, demurrage, milestone

truck

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Motor vehicle designed to carry freight or heavy articles. The first truck was built in Germany in 1896 by Gottlieb Daimler. By the 1920s trucks had become a major means of freight transport. Gasoline engines for trucks were common until the 1940s, when diesel engines generally replaced them. Trucks may be either straight (all axles attached to the frame) or articulated (two or more frames connected by couplings); large articulated trucks consist of a towing tractor and a connected semitrailer. Air brakes were added to trucks in 1918 and four-wheel brakes in 1925; later improvements included power steering.

Variants of TRUCK

truck or lorry

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