food truck


Definition of 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 Mitchell got his start in the new city as a tattoo artist, sleeping in the shop to make ends meet, and quickly fell in love with L.A.’s food truck culture. Rachel King, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: Not even a pandemic could stop this Los Angeles food truck from setting up a new shop," 24 June 2020 Prior to the crowd that gathered outside the doors at 6 p.m., the longest line of the day was the one for the food truck parked outside the expo center during lunchtime. Joe Sonka, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky votes amid COVID-19, suppression claims as late voters are allowed into polling site," 24 June 2020 Institutional-scale food deliveries to the commissary and other on-base food options continued, and a food truck and Subway sandwich shop on the base stayed open. USA TODAY, "Trump going Fourth, college refunds, parks shuttered: News from around our 50 states," 22 June 2020 The neighborhood plans to have giveaways as well as a food truck on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 20, June 27, July 18 and July 25. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "Growing McKinney community hosting tours, giveaways, food trucks to entice home buyers," 18 June 2020 Married couple Andrew and Lee Judge started Sugar Belle as a food truck, around 2013. Matt Wake |, al, "Local Alabama bakery to close permanently," 10 June 2020 Hunter plans to turn Hella Bagels into a food truck. Kellie Hwang,, "Bay Area cooks fire up home businesses, bringing food from their kitchens to your doorstep," 7 June 2020 The food truck company is co-owned by actress and singer Christina Milian and Elizabeth Morris and will be at For The People on Central Avenue in Phoenix from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "A celebrity-owned beignet food truck is coming to Phoenix. Here's where you can find it," 12 June 2020 Spencer Torkelson celebrated becoming the No. 1 pick in the 2020 MLB draft with friends, family and a food truck on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in northern California. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "The problem with Detroit Tigers overthinking Spencer Torkelson's move to 3B," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of food truck

1884, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jun 2020

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“Food truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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