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truck

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verb \ˈtrək\

Definition of truck

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give in exchange :  swap

  3. 2 :  to barter or dispose of by barter

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to exchange commodities :  barter

  6. 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


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truck

noun

Definition of truck

  1. 1 :  barter

  2. 2 :  commodities appropriate for barter or for small trade

  3. 3 :  close association or connection <will have no truck with crooks>

  4. 4 :  payment of wages in goods instead of cash

  5. 5 :  vegetables grown for market

  6. 6 :  heterogeneous small articles often of little value; also :  rubbish



1553

First Known Use of truck

1553


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truck

noun

Definition of truck

  1. 1 :  a small wheel; specifically :  a small strong wheel for a gun carriage

  2. 2 :  a small wooden cap at the top of a flagstaff or masthead usually having holes for reeving flag or signal halyards

  3. 3 :  a wheeled vehicle for moving heavy articles: asa :  a strong horse-drawn or automotive vehicle (as a pickup) for haulingb :  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 truckc :  a small heavy rectangular frame supported on four wheels for moving heavy objectsd :  a small flat-topped car pushed or pulled by hande :  a shelved stand mounted on castersf :  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. 4a British :  an open railroad freight carb :  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

truckful play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun


Origin of truck

probably back-formation from truckle small wheel — more at truckle bed


First Known Use: 1611

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truck

verb

Definition of truck

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to load or transport on a truck

    2. intransitive verb
    3. 1 :  to transport goods by truck

    4. 2 :  to be employed in driving a truck

    5. 3 :  to roll along especially in an easy untroubled way



    1748

    First Known Use of truck

    1748

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    TRUCK Defined for Kids

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    truck

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    noun \ˈtrək\

    Definition of truck for Students

    1. :  a vehicle (as a strong heavy wagon or motor vehicle) for carrying heavy articles or hauling a trailer




    2

    truck

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    noun

    Definition of truck for Students

    1. :  close association <He wanted no truck with criminals.>




    3

    truck

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    verb

    Definition of truck for Students

    truckedtrucking

    1. :  to transport on or in a truck





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