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 Chiefs 30, Broncos 6 (Thursday night): Despite Patrick Mahomes' injury, the Chiefs dump trucked the Broncos. USA TODAY, "Cowboys snap out of skid with statement win; Aaron Rodgers vaults into MVP race," 21 Oct. 2019 An eastbound dump truck plowed into all three from behind. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "South St. Paul woman killed in Rosemount crash involving dump truck," 18 Oct. 2019 The driver of the dump truck, a 33-year-old Vermilion man, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "SUV crashes head-on into dump truck, killing North Ridgeville woman," 15 Oct. 2019 The dump truck, which is registered to Reed Contracting Services, Inc., collided with a northbound pickup driven by Pannell. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, "Man, 26, killed in morning crash with dump truck in Huntsville," 9 Oct. 2019 The Hyundai first hit a dump truck, then a Ford SUV that was two lanes over, which caused the SUV to hit a Toyota Camry, which struck the guardrail, Montes said. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Clermont man killed, two passengers injured in four-vehicle crash on Florida’s Turnpike," 7 Oct. 2019 Massive dump trucks blocked Pennsylvania Avenue at 12th Street and at 15th Street, at the southeast and southwest corners of plaza, along with police cars with lights flashing. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Right-wing groups plan Freedom Plaza rally amid heavy D.C. police presence to prevent violence," 6 July 2019 The dump truck first plowed into the pickup truck — pushing it into a ditch — and then into the Craigs’ Subaru. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "South St. Paul couple killed in Rosemount dump truck collision," 18 Oct. 2019 An arriving officer located the debris, which like breadcrumbs created a line on Tiedeman Road that led police to the leaking dump truck. John Benson, cleveland, "Tiedeman Road debris trail leads police to new restaurant construction: Brooklyn Police Blotter," 2 Oct. 2019

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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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30 Nov 2019

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“Dump truck.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dump%20truck. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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