lift truck


: a small truck for lifting and transporting loads

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web By organizing fundraisers, the foundation has been able to address many of the community's needs through purchases like a lift truck for changing signs and decorating street poles, computers for the Cheviot library and Cheviot’s first K-9 police dog. Bebe Hodges, The Enquirer, 14 Oct. 2022 The service department provided the lift truck from which the squash were dropped and helped clean up the resulting mess. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, 15 Nov. 2021 Inspired by Richard Branson, Mullett and his business partner, Will Loepfe, had a lift truck take them up in the sky for the groundbreaking ceremony. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Aug. 2020 Blessings Café, one of the many diners in Yeoville, is manned by Lucky Olabode, a former fork-lift truck driver from Delta State in Nigeria. The Economist, 18 Dec. 2019 Dudek, a skilled tradesman who lives in St. Clair Shores, has repaired lift trucks and carts in the Fiat Chrysler Stamping Plant factory for 23 years. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 11 Jan. 2020 Theft: Aurora Road Someone stole a scissor lift truck sometime before it was reported missing at 4:25 p.m. Aug. 19. Joan Rusek,, 28 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lift truck was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Lift truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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