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truck

noun \ ˈtrək \

Definition of truck

1 :a wheeled vehicle for moving heavy articles: such as
a :a strong horse-drawn or automotive vehicle (such as a pickup) for hauling
b :an automotive vehicle with a short chassis equipped with a swivel for attaching a trailer and used especially for the highway hauling of freight; also :a truck with attached trailer
c :a small barrow consisting of a rectangular frame having at one end a pair of handles and at the other end a pair of small heavy wheels and a projecting edge to slide under a load called also hand truck
d :a small heavy rectangular frame supported on four wheels for moving heavy objects
e :a small flat-topped car pushed or pulled by hand
f :a shelved stand mounted on casters
2 a British :an open railroad freight car
b :a swiveling carriage consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and springs to carry and guide one end (as of a railroad car) in turning sharp curves
3 :a small wheel; specifically :a small strong wheel for a gun carriage
4 :a small wooden cap at the top of a flagstaff or masthead usually having holes for reeving flag or signal halyards

truckful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Origin and Etymology of truck

probably back-formation from truckle small wheel — more at truckle bed


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truck

verb

Definition of truck

transitive verb
:to load or transport on a truck
intransitive verb
1 :to roll along especially in an easy untroubled way
2 :to transport goods by truck
3 :to be employed in driving a truck

First Known Use of truck

1748


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truck

verb

Definition of truck

transitive verb
1 :to give in exchange :swap
2 :to barter or dispose of by barter
intransitive verb
1 :to exchange commodities :barter
2 :to negotiate or traffic especially in an underhanded way :have dealings

Origin and Etymology of truck

Middle English trukken, from Anglo-French *truker, *troker, from Vulgar Latin *troccare, probably of imitative origin

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truck

noun

Definition of truck

1 :barter
2 :commodities appropriate for barter or for small trade
3 :close association or connection
  • will have no truck with crooks
4 :payment of wages in goods instead of cash
5 :vegetables grown for market
6 :heterogeneous small articles often of little value; also :rubbish

First Known Use of truck

1553

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TRUCK Defined for Kids

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truck

noun \ ˈtrək \

Definition of truck for Students

:a vehicle (as a strong heavy wagon or motor vehicle) for carrying heavy articles or hauling a trailer

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truck

noun

Definition of truck for Students

:close association
  • He wanted no truck with criminals.

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truck

verb

Definition of truck for Students

trucked; trucking
:to transport on or in a truck


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