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

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Another took warm, gooey asphalt from a dump truck into its hopper and spread it on the street with the care of a pastry chef icing a cake. John Kelly, Washington Post, "From potholes to perfect pavement: My neighborhood has lovely new streets," 24 June 2018 Michelle Burdick, of Griswold, rode to the transfer station in a dump truck driven by her brother, Greg Bourgeous. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Crews Clean Up Streets, Parks For Earth Day," 2 May 2018 They were killed Friday when a dump truck driven by 41-year-old Jamie Don McKenzie crossed a median and hit the oncoming pickup south of Park City. Brady Mccombs, The Seattle Times, "5 of the 6 killed in Utah highway crash were from Honduras," 22 Oct. 2018 Even now robotic bulldozers and dump trucks were at work trundling more regolith onto the building across the way. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Read an excerpt from Kim Stanley Robinson’s next book," 18 Oct. 2018 More than 40 others were injured in the May 17 collision between the bus and a dump truck. Washington Post, "Bus driver with violations caused fatal highway collision," 26 May 2018 State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said the bus and dump truck made contact with each other, resulting in a crash at approximately 11:20 a.m. near exit 20A. One child was taken to an area hospital to be checked for minor injuries, Procopio said. Laney Ruckstuhl, BostonGlobe.com, "Bus carrying elementary school students collides with dump truck on Beverly highway," 21 May 2018 The driver of the dump truck was also transported to an area hospital. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "New Jersey school bus crash involving dump truck leaves at least 2 dead," 17 May 2018 One vehicle was a 2001 dump truck with 56,005 miles and 4,519 hours, according to city documents. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Trash Toters distribution costs Aberdeen more than expected," 28 June 2018

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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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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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