tow truck

noun

Definition of tow truck

: a truck with winches and hoist mechanisms for freeing stuck vehicles and towing wrecked or disabled vehicles

Examples of tow truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The president of the Confederate States of America had loomed over the street since 1907; on June 10, a tow truck carted it away. Robert Draper, National Geographic, "Toppling statues is a first step toward ending Confederate myths," 2 July 2020 Drivers for the company have been cited multiple times for failing to properly secure vehicles to a tow truck and hired drivers with a history of convictions for improper towing, Herring said. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "Advanced Towing Company sued by Virginia attorney general," 25 June 2020 Kelly Ann Mumby, 59 of Estacada, was driving on Oregon 224 east of Barton when her truck crossed the center line and hit a tow truck just before 11:30 p.m., according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. oregonlive, "Clackamas County crash kills 1, injures 2," 23 June 2020 After a state trooper arrived to call a tow truck to assist Gordon, a passerby offered to take Gordon to a nearby Wawa. George Woolston, USA TODAY, "Family of man shot by New Jersey state trooper 'outraged' at video release timing," 9 June 2020 The officer called a tow truck and an off-duty state trooper and on-duty state trooper also assisted. NBC News, "Video released in fatal shooting of unarmed black man by N.J. state trooper," 9 June 2020 The trooper called a tow truck and left before a civilian brought Gordon to a Wawa convenience store to get gas, which was recorded on video. NBC News, "Video released in fatal shooting of unarmed black man by N.J. state trooper," 9 June 2020 After a tow truck provided Gordon with gas, and nearly two hours later, Gordon would run out of gas again along the parkway. George Woolston, USA TODAY, "Family of man shot by New Jersey state trooper 'outraged' at video release timing," 9 June 2020 Wetzel got Gordon’s information and called a tow truck. BostonGlobe.com, "NYC police officer could get year in jail following shoving incident during May protest," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of tow truck

1944, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2020

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“Tow truck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tow%20truck. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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tow truck

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tow truck

: a truck with special equipment on the back of it to tow away vehicles

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