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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The semi, which was towing a dump truck, was the only vehicle involved. Grace Oldham, azcentral, "Overturned semi blocks entrance to Loop 202 at Kyrene in Chandler; expect delays," 10 June 2019 The network has funneled dump trucks full of money into the series over the course of its eight seasons. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Addresses Kit Harington Making More Money Than She Does on 'Game of Thrones'," 6 Apr. 2019 Tough Day: The helper just backed the dump truck over your cooler. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 The men were using a dump truck fitted with a snow plow to remove mud from Catawba River Road when additional debris began to tumble onto the road, said Uchiyama. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "A dark road, a rush of mud and suddenly 2 NC men found their truck shoved into river," 30 May 2018 In contrast, New York state, which deployed 1,500 dump trucks and 175 plows in advance of the storm, reported few problems. Paul Berger, WSJ, "New York City and New Jersey Take Heat Over Response to Snowstorm," 16 Nov. 2018 The breach at the Wilmington site is separate from last weekend’s reported rupture at a nearby coal ash landfill, which spilled enough material to fill 180 dump trucks. Michael Biesecker, The Seattle Times, "Duke says its data show no harm from flooded coal ash dump," 24 Sep. 2018 The merchandise will be sold at two merchandise stands — which resemble oversized vintage plastic camper and dump truck toys — as well as some stores at Hollywood Studios, Miller added. Gabrielle Russon, OrlandoSentinel.com, "New Toy Story Magic Bands, Disney pins are for sale at new land," 28 June 2018 The dump truck driver swerved, struck a curb and went across the exit ramp onto the feeder road. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Driver injured when car cuts off dump truck," 25 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

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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