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1truck

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
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