dump truck


Definition of dump truck

: an automotive truck for the transportation of bulk material that has a body which tilts to dump its contents

Examples of dump truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every day plastic is flowing into our natural environment at an unprecedented rate—a dump truck’s worth every minute into our oceans alone. Dave Ford, Scientific American, "We Need a Paris Agreement for Plastics," 30 Dec. 2020 This one is built from the body of a 1927 Model T, the frame of a 1928 Model A, and a 454 motor that came out of a dump truck. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "Lamborghini, Maserati, Mini, T-Bucket: Our Favorite My Ride Cars of 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 Moon said a dump truck, a roller, several trailers, multiple propane tanks and the pallets were damaged. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A propane tank exploded and hit a truck after a fire started at a Genesee company," 3 Nov. 2020 In order to reduce its spending, the city has decided against buying a dump truck and police and fire vehicles, and did not undertake a street repair program this year. cleveland, "University Heights public hearing on method of trash collection shows residents are still split," 29 Oct. 2020 Initial media reports out of Richmond, Virginia, suggested that white supremacists disguised as Black Lives Matter protesters set a dump truck on fire during protests there. Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, "Chris Wallace mentions 'white supremacy' more in connection to riots than antifa and BLM at presidential debate," 30 Sep. 2020 The driver of the dump truck, Christopher Brian Engel, 42, of St. Paul, was not injured. Katy Read, Star Tribune, "Two die in overnight crashes on Minnesota roads," 31 Oct. 2020 The patrol also released the names of two people killed Friday afternoon when a vehicle struck a dump truck head-on in Lindström. Katy Read, Star Tribune, "Two die in overnight crashes on Minnesota roads," 31 Oct. 2020 Loper said the company is doing about 4,000 dump truck loads of debris each day. al, "Tree trunks, limbs everywhere: Hurricane Sally’s debris will ‘exceed Ivan by quite a bit’," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of dump truck

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dump truck was circa 1924

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10 Jan 2021

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“Dump truck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dump%20truck. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dump truck

US : a large truck usually with a container on the back of it that is used for carrying and unloading loose material

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