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

Definition of semitruck

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Recent Examples on the Web Brandon Bair, a former NFL defensive lineman, was praised as a hero late last week for saving a man from a semitruck engulfed in flames moments after the vehicle was struck by a train. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, 10 May 2021 The 69-year-old driver of the semitruck sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Watson said. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 3 Mar. 2021 Along with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the safety board continues to investigate what prevented the semitruck from slowing down. Miguel Torres, The Arizona Republic, 13 July 2021 And, ultimately, what caused the semitruck to ram into the side of the Ford Expedition at an intersection on a rural road, 10 miles north of the Mexican border. Madeline Holcombe And Eric Levenson, CNN, 3 Mar. 2021 The driver of a motorcycle died Tuesday morning after colliding with a semitruck in the 5100 block of West Brown Deer Road. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Sep. 2021 Investigators believe the semitruck crossed into the on-ramp as Billman was beginning to merge left onto I-265, and the truck struck Billman's Harley-Davidson motorcycle, state police said. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 2 Sep. 2021 The vehicle then cross back into the northbound lane and into the path of an oncoming semitruck that struck the driver side of McAtee's vehicle, according to state police. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 10 Sep. 2021 Two people were injured — one of them critically — when pipes loaded on a semitruck broke free and hit their cars. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of semitruck

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of semitruck was in 1969

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“Semitruck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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