ali·​trunk | \ˈāləˌtrəŋk, ˈal-\
plural -s

Definition of alitrunk 

: the portion of the insect thorax that bears the wings, in the Hymenoptera including also the first abdominal segment

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of alitrunk

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alitrunk

ali- + trunk

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about alitrunk

Statistics for alitrunk

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for alitrunk

The first known use of alitrunk was in 1826

See more words from the same year

Comments on alitrunk

What made you want to look up alitrunk? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


by force of circumstances

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!