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 The vehicles can sometimes only be recovered by tow truck, the letter said. Wired, 9 July 2022 The bear was eventually removed from the freeway on a flatbed tow truck, Kendricks said. Hyeyoon Alyssa Choi, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2022 The man was able to get a ride from the scene and, later, called for a tow truck. cleveland, 9 Mar. 2022 The charred aircraft was loaded onto a tow truck and removed from the area as officials continue to investigate the cause of the accident. Fox News, 9 Mar. 2022 Some tow truck drivers are even patrolling college towns, senior citizen complexes, neighborhoods populated by people of color and low-income communities in search of vehicles to take, Murray said. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 27 Apr. 2022 That means police, EMTs, firefighters, tow truck drivers, work crews, and others who have Safety Cloud enabled on their cars will immediately trigger an alert to regular drivers. Chris Smith, BGR, 1 Apr. 2022 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the country's Emergencies Act on Monday, empowering his government to freeze Canadians' bank accounts and compel tow truck drivers to remove protesters' vehicles. Grayson Quay, The Week, 20 Feb. 2022 During the loading, the Chevy’s front fender and wheel well were damaged when the front tire shifted, with the tow truck driver signing a statement admitting responsibility and saying the company would cover the cost to fix it. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 26 June 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

13 Aug 2022

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“Tow truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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