food truck


: a large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared
Nearby, lunchtime crowds formed outside about half a dozen food trucks, serving Indian, Cuban, Mexican and French cuisine.Hugo Martin
Food trucks aren't new to the city's landscape. For decades they've offered cheap eats along roadsides and at construction sites across southern California.David Brindley

Examples of food truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then make your way to the food truck to power up before your spin on the ice. Rebecca Deurlein, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Nigerian food truck crash leaves 25 dead ABUJA, Nigeria -- A truck overloaded with food items and more than 200 people crashed in north-central Nigeria's Niger state, killing 25 passengers and injuring dozens of others, authorities said Wednesday. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 23 Nov. 2023 Other venues with calendars worth scoping include The Catalyst, which plays host to bands, karaoke nights and DJ events; Moe’s Alley, which has a spacious outdoor patio and food trucks; and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, a destination for jazz performances and educational programs. Lauren Sloss, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Nov. 2023 And they were overwhelmed by the generosity of veteran guild members who have the means to pay for a food truck for a day or make other substantial donations that made a difference for members overall. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 18 Nov. 2023 That’s day-to-day tipping, though—tips on regular, run-of-the-mill purchases such as cups of coffee, a burrito from a food truck or your monthly trip to the barber. Aly J. Yale,, 15 Nov. 2023 The new owners, a local couple in the food truck business, invested heavily in upgrading and expanding the property. James McClain, Robb Report, 31 Oct. 2023 The event features food trucks, a hot chocolate and cider bar and merch. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Aguadilla's Crash Boat Beach is one of the most famous beaches on the island, with an intoxicating mix of white sand, water sports, and a party atmosphere fed all day by beach bars and food trucks serving up tropical cocktails and local fare. Carley Rojas Avila, Travel + Leisure, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of food truck was in 1884

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“Food truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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