truckload

noun

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

Examples of truckload in a Sentence

the guy who sent that e-mail is in for a truckload of misery
Recent Examples on the Web Trucks dump the organic waste materials, and those truckloads are checked by employees for potential contaminants like garbage. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 9 Apr. 2024 Your grocery shopping has been improved by worker scheduling technology that ensures there are enough people to stock shelves and also unload truckloads of goods out back. Shira Ovide, Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2024 Another outfit smuggled truckloads to the East Coast every week, selling each for over $20 million, before investigators dismantled it. Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, 14 Mar. 2024 The first ship, the Open Arms, which towed a barge to a makeshift jetty off Gaza on Friday, brought the territory the equivalent of about 10 truckloads of food — far less than the 500 trucks a day aid groups say are needed. David Segal, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2024 Declining revenue per load offset slight increases in freight volumes at J.B. Hunt’s intermodal and truckload segments. Ben Glickman, WSJ, 17 Oct. 2023 More aid trucks are entering Gaza than previously, Freedman said, describing how over the past few weeks up to 200 truckloads of aid were just left waiting for aid agencies to distribute the goods. Ruth Marks Eglash, Fox News, 14 Mar. 2024 Well, the three planeloads that the U.S. dropped last week are equivalent to ballpark four to six truckloads. Elena Burnett, NPR, 6 Mar. 2024 There’s a truckload of talented and seasoned safeties available, and inside linebacker is a position that’s trending down in terms of value. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of truckload was in 1862

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“Truckload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/truckload. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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truckload

noun
truck·​load ˈtrək-ˈlōd How to pronounce truckload (audio)
-ˌlōd
: a load or amount that fills or could fill a truck
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