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 Yellow is one of the largest U.S. operators in less-than-truckload shipping, a transport niche critical to retail and industrial supply chains, in which operators combine shipments from multiple customers on a single trailer. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, 31 May 2021 The Lift SuperStore buys lifts by the truckload to help lower freight costs. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2021 That truckload of cash comes on top of the $290 million allocated to reconstruct the 79th Street Rotunda (a cylindrical structure with a roadway on top and — in the past, anyway — a restaurant below) and the Boat Basin. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 12 May 2021 Truckload and less-than-truckload visibility is good at Cardinal. Steve Banker, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Unless Parler backs up a truckload of cash to Mar-a-Lago, this might be Trump’s only option. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 5 May 2021 That's a truckload of fabulous moolah for a company whose ratings cratered during the pandemic, with just 1.701 million viewers watching the Mania go-home show Monday night on USA. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 Per-mile truckload costs rose 8.1% in February from the previous year, the biggest annual increase since October 2018, according to Cass Information Systems Inc., which handles freight payments for companies. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2021 Bees are great pollinators—and so important for crops such as almonds and apples that they’re driven in to farms and orchards by the truckload each spring. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 12 Apr. 2021

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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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6 Jun 2021

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“Truckload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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