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 The dump truck driver was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Frazier said. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 2 Aug. 2021 Cravath died in Calexico at age 50, one day after his pickup truck collided with a dump truck, becoming the third straight USC coach to pass prematurely. Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2021 But he was built like a freaking dump truck, and was about as graceful. Alexander Darwin, Rolling Stone, 11 Dec. 2021 Police reviewed street footage captured by East Hartford’s Street Security Camera system and identified a suspect vehicle, a dark-colored truck with what appears to be a dump truck body, travelling west on Park Avenue shortly after the incident. Seamus Mcavoy, courant.com, 10 Dec. 2021 Investigators determined Francisco Alvarez Brionez, an 80-year-old Woodburn resident driving a Nissan Versa, collided with a dump truck driven by 66-year-old Ronald Bode of Warren. oregonlive, 22 Nov. 2021 The dump truck pivots to its side, asphalt begins to pour out. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 The purchase includes a 1-ton dump truck, which is the most expensive of the three vehicles at about $116,000, and a police vehicle. James T. Norman, chicagotribune.com, 28 Oct. 2021 Artifacts in the 12-acre spring-fed quarry include a 33-foot cabin cruiser, a military dump truck, a fire truck and an amphibious vehicle. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2021

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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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22 Jan 2022

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“Dump truck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dump%20truck. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of dump truck

: 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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