tow truck


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 At that point, one suspect was in custody and a Hazmat crew, as well as a tow truck, were called for the smoking car that was also leaking gasoline. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 12 June 2021 The cars are loaded on a flat-bed tow truck two or three at a time and refueled without off-loading at nearby hydrogen stations in South Pasadena, at Cal State Los Angeles and in Diamond Bar. David Blekhman, Forbes, 4 June 2021 One person is dead and four people were transported to a local hospital after a tow truck collided with a group of cyclists in Flagstaff on Friday night, according to the Flagstaff Police Department. Michael Donohue, The Arizona Republic, 28 May 2021 The right accessories can only make a car better and, in some cases (see the dash cams and jump starters below), even save it from dents, trips on the back of a tow truck, and insurance claims. The Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2021 Taking a look at America’s tow truck operators, who are essential workers that work under dangerous conditions everyday. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2021 Officials on Friday identified the tow truck driver as 58-year-old Normand Cloutier of California. Brieanna J. Frank, The Arizona Republic, 29 May 2021 One of those arrested late Jan. 6 for not leaving Capitol grounds was Maryland tow truck driver Christopher Alberts. Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2021 The incident reportedly began after 36-year-old Juan Barroso went to the tow truck company to recover his vehicle. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of tow truck

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tow truck was in 1944

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14 Jun 2021

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“Tow truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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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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Nglish: Translation of tow truck for Spanish Speakers


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