semitruck

noun
semi·​truck | \ ˈse-ˌmī-ˌtrək How to pronounce semitruck (audio) \

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High winds and rain contributed to multiple crashes involving two semitrucks on Interstate 10 west of Tonopah on Wednesday night, resulting in one fatality, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. Christopher Roth, azcentral, "Fatal crash involving 2 semitrucks forces partial closure on I-10 west of Phoenix," 4 Sep. 2019 And there were some big moments, like putting photos of Alyssa McLemore, who disappeared from Kent a decade ago, on the side of semitruck trailers and securing funding for two Native American liaisons within the Patrol. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "A pioneering trooper looks back at her career with Washington State Patrol," 25 Aug. 2019 Two people inside a semitruck have died following a fiery early morning three-vehicle crash on the Bishop Ford Expressway at Sibley Boulevard, according to Illinois State Police. Deanese Williams-harris, chicagotribune.com, "Truck bursts into flames on Bishop Ford, killing 2 inside," 3 Aug. 2019 While the semitruck driver was uninjured, the car's driver — an unidentified woman in her 20s — was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Wrong-way driver arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI near Loop 202," 14 Aug. 2019 The incident comes shortly after a wrong-way driver crashed into a semitruck on I-17 north of Carefree Highway Tuesday morning. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Wrong-way driver arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI near Loop 202," 14 Aug. 2019 The ramp from Interstate 71 South to Interstate 65 South is closed after a semitruck overturned. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Overturned semitruck closes freeway ramp in Louisville," 19 July 2019 The Department of Public Safety said a semitruck and trailer both caught on fire, but the cause is unknown at the time. Serena O'sullivan, azcentral, "Semitruck and trailer fire shuts down portion of eastbound I-10 near Tonopah," 6 July 2019 The crash occurred 11 days after two semitruck drivers died in a fiery crash at Racine County Highway K. Both crashes occurred within a construction zone where the DOT is adding lanes and updating I-94. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Crash that closed I-94 for 13 hours caused when car hit median, semitruck spilled chemicals on road," 29 June 2019

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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