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

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Recent Examples on the Web Commuters taking Interstate 65 North from Bullitt County into Louisville on Thursday can expect delays after a crash involving a semitruck took place overnight. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Traffic slows on I-65 North in Bullitt County after crash early Thursday morning," 12 Nov. 2020 Tesla, the sales leader in electric cars, is working on a battery-electric semitruck that is expected to be built at a new assembly plant planned for Austin. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, "Toyota expects to roll out a pilot fuel cell electric big rig early next year in North America," 5 Oct. 2020 Donations flooded in, and Cavanaugh and his mother managed to fill an entire semitruck with canned and nonperishable foods, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and other critical items worth about $20,000 in total. Washington Post, "A Maryland 7-year-old was bullied. He responded by opening a food pantry.," 5 Oct. 2020 One woman has died after her car struck a semitruck off Nelson Miller Parkway Thursday morning. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Woman dies after vehicle hits semitruck, engulfs in fire off Nelson Miller Parkway," 21 Aug. 2020 Alejandro’s friend loaned him a semitruck to shuttle one container at a time to the border. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "The spectacular tale of a stranded circus—and its great escape from Honduras," 27 July 2020 Tesla has one of the closest to a true electric semitruck tractor, and various startups are trying to either retrofit existing chassis designs or build new chassis for an electric powertrain. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "California Sets Bold Goal: 100,000 Electric Trucks Within 10 Years," 29 June 2020 The three-vehicle crash occurred just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, and police arrived on the scene to find a Chevrolet car and a second semitruck pulling a box trailer careened off the highway and engulfed in flames. Fox News, "4 children killed in Indiana after semitrailer slammed into their car," 11 July 2020 On May 31, a semitruck narrowly missed a crowd of protesters who had gathered on the interstate. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Minneapolis agencies admit officers slashed tires of parked cars during protests," 8 June 2020

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2020

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“Semitruck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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