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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On a Texas road called 'the mouth of the wolf,' a semitruck packed with migrants was abandoned in the sweltering heat Both incidents are under investigation. Andi Babineau, CNN, 27 Mar. 2023 An investigation conducted by Tempe police found that a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office vehicle was traveling through the intersection when a semitruck crashed into it. Joanna Jacobo Rivera, The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2023 But the statement clarified that the semitruck was the only vehicle to have struck the animals. Frederick Dreier, Outside Online, 3 Jan. 2023 Maxwell confirmed that the vehicle was a semitruck carrying 60-foot concrete trusses for road construction. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 20 Dec. 2022 On the high end, a new semitruck can cost $200,000 or more. Dallas News, 22 Feb. 2022 There were no signs of impairment on the semitruck driver. Ayana Hamilton, The Arizona Republic, 5 Nov. 2022 Eli, 50-year-old Sarah Pliner was killed just a few blocks away, run over by a turning semitruck while riding a bicycle at Southeast 26th Avenue and Powell. oregonlive, 17 Dec. 2022 With the Capitol in the background and the tune of an ice cream truck looping nearby, the crowd had assembled to remember Sarah Debbink Langenkamp, who was biking home from her sons’ elementary school when she was crushed by a semitruck. Alicia Parlapiano,, 27 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semitruck was in 1969

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“Semitruck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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