big rig

noun

Definition of big rig

US
:a large truck with an attached trailer that is used for hauling freight :semitrailer
  • Five blocks of loading docks are packed with big rigs wheel to wheel, and through the night, buyers haggle … as forklifts tote tons of fruit and vegetables in and out of the warehouses.
  • —Jane and Michael SternGourmetSeptember 2000
  • … your windshield has been broken at least once, by one of the rocks flying out from under the big rigs.
  • —Nancy GibbsTime11 June 2001

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First Known Use of big rig

1946


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