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

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But one morning Osazuwa was dragged out at gunpoint and driven outside the city with a truckload of other male migrants. Abigail Haworth, Marie Claire, "The Lost Daughters of Salerno," 1 July 2019 KW Plastics pays to have recyclable plastics shipped in from all over North America and the world, truckloads full of them every day. Dennis Pillion |,, "Alabama is great at recycling other people’s trash - just not its own," 19 June 2019 Share prices for most truckload and brokerage companies that serve the market declined Monday and Tuesday. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Amazon’s Freight Push Rattles Logistics Sector," 30 Apr. 2019 Bad recycling habits have consequences: Trash thrown into blue bins can soil and contaminate entire truckloads of otherwise reusable material. Dustin Gardiner,, "Six items that people try to recycle, but shouldn’t," 12 June 2019 As officials struggled to get a handle on what had happened, truckloads of rice and other aid had already been dispatched by the front’s chapter in Poso to the southeast of Palu. Washington Post, "When disaster hits, Indonesia’s Islamists are first to help," 12 June 2019 As officials struggled to get a handle on what had happened, truckloads of supplies had already been dispatched by a nearby front chapter. Stephen Wright, Fox News, "When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help," 11 June 2019 Most of the Co-Op elevator’s capacity — 2.6 million bushels of sorghum, or 2,700 truckloads — would have been spoken for. Lynn Brezosky,, "Trade war with China is hitting Texas grain farmers," 6 June 2019 Union membership at trucking companies has fallen dramatically since interstate trucking was deregulated in 1980, and is now largely confined to the less-than-truckload, or LTL, sector. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Trucker YRC, Teamsters Tumble Toward Contract Deadline," 20 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of truckload

1862, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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