truck·​load | \ ˈtrək-ˈlōd How to pronounce truckload (audio) , -ˌlōd \

Definition of truckload

1 : a load or amount that fills or could fill a truck
2 : the minimum weight required for shipping at truckload rates
3 : a large amount truckloads of money

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Examples of truckload in a Sentence

the guy who marries her is in for a truckload of misery
Recent Examples on the Web At least once a day, and sometimes twice, a 23-year-old driver takes a truckload of white cylinders full of oxygen from the SOGEDI factory to Donka, and picks up the empties to be refilled. Washington Post, "Scarce medical oxygen worldwide leaves many gasping for life," 24 June 2020 The dip continued after the Federal Reserve issued a grave assessment of the long-term economic outlook, throwing a truckload of cold water on hopes of a V-shaped bounce, and projecting a slow, yearslong recovery. TheWeek, "Can the economy avoid a double dip?," 20 June 2020 The $39 million amounts to 18 million pounds of product, or 469 truckloads. Tom Orsborn,, "Established food companies lapping San Antonio’s CRE8AD8 in food box program," 3 June 2020 In recent weeks, the agency has had to compete in the market, paying for truckloads of food. Los Angeles Times, "As demand for food skyrockets due to coronavirus, food banks play catch-up," 9 May 2020 Walmart’s distribution center in Brookhaven, Mississippi, was filling trucks with supplies even before Katrina landed on the coast, and truckloads of water arrived before FEMA could get resources mobilizing. Popular Science, "COVID-19 has exposed serious food-security issues in the US. Technology can help.," 3 Apr. 2020 Others brought truckloads of produce down to Oregon’s various soup kitchens and food banks. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Pickles, steaks and 4,000 eggs: Portland restaurants give away thousands of pounds of food overnight," 20 Mar. 2020 Several companies, like and Hill Science Diet, have contributed truckloads of food to the effort, along with people who have sent individual donations. Ivana Hrynkiw |, al, "Greater Birmingham Humane Society feeds thousands of pets during pandemic," 25 Apr. 2020 The Food Bank needed 171 truckloads of food worth $12 million, Cooper said. Tom Orsborn,, "Donations buoy S.A. Food Bank as thousands show up for latest mass giveaway," 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of truckload

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of truckload was in 1862

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29 Jun 2020

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“Truckload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of truckload

: a load that fills a truck
informal : a large amount of something

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