tow truck

noun
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of tow truck

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

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First Known Use of tow truck

1944

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Definition of tow truck for English Language Learners

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


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