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 worker involved in the crash, 20-year old Caleb Rallings, was in a Ford F350 Crew dump truck driving four individuals carrying out community service work through the Cook County court system, the letter sent to county commissioners said. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, "Amid video fallout, Cook County Forest Preserve District reveals fatal crash involving worker and government truck," 11 July 2018 The school bus collided with a dump truck May 17 in the county's Mount Olive Township. Carma Hassan, CNN, "School bus driver charged in fatal crash," 24 May 2018 The Phoenix Fire Department said that the crews had the fire under control within an hour and and were using a front loader dump truck to pull away the debris and extinguish remaining hot spots. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Large debris fire at Triscape Landscaping near 19th, Grand avenues in Phoenix," 3 July 2018 Merchandise Two merchandise locations – a toy camper and toy dump truck – offer shoppers logo merchandise, must-have collectibles and unique gifts sure to become long-lasting memories of their time in Toy Story Land. Shelley Caran, ajc, "Everything you need to know about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios," 29 June 2018 There was a backyard barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs and chips, with Ayden’s beloved dump trucks doing double duty as serving dishes. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, ""Miracle" baby celebrates his first birthday at home," 9 June 2018 Multiple water rescues were reported in McDowell County, including of two state Department of Transportation workers who had to be rescued after rising water pushed their dump truck into the Catawba River. Bruce Henderson, Mark Price And Lavendrick Smith, charlotteobserver, "Storm 'proving deadly': NC declares state of emergency as rivers hit record-high levels," 30 May 2018 To remove the algae, some authorities have resorted to using dump trucks. Jacob Sweet, miamiherald, "Lots of sun, and brown slimy seaweed, in the forecast for South Florida beaches," 3 July 2018 There were delays and detours at a busy intersection near the Sawgrass Expressway in Deerfield Beach because of a dump truck that was hauling landscaping debris that rolled over. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Flipped dump truck causing delays at busy intersection near the Sawgrass Expressway," 28 June 2018

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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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