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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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 Emergency personnel work at the scene of a school bus and dump truck collision on Interstate 80 on May 17. Carma Hassan, CNN, "Driver in fatal school bus crash had multiple traffic violations and license suspensions," 24 May 2018 The dump truck driver is cooperating with investigators, and there's no sign he or she was impaired, police say. Jim Ryan, OregonLive.com, "Skateboarder seriously hurt in crash with dump truck in Vancouver, police say," 8 May 2018 One orange dump truck moved through the city to collect the remains. Todd Pitman, Fox News, "AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines," 15 Sep. 2018 Then, workers had to use excavators and dump trucks to compact the debris below the new highway into an embankment. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "As Big Sur Roadway Reopens, Businesses Eagerly Await Surge in Visitors," 18 July 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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