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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In a few short years, Little Village Foundation has demonstrated that an indie label, a small budget, big ears and a truckload of creative moxie can move mountains. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "Little Village label brings super-charged lineup to Berkeley show," 13 Aug. 2019 Connor Sports built 12 courts for this year’s NCAA Tournament, sending a truckload of lumber to every regional host and the Final Four in both the men’s and women’s bracket. Mark Dunphy,, "Here’s a look at the NCAA Tournament court at TD Garden," 21 Mar. 2018 Anthony served as a key member of the organization's Community Distribution Center by organizing and shipping truckloads of important health information to community health agencies throughout CT on a weekly basis., "Anthony T. Bussey," 24 July 2019 Software Looks Over Your Shoulder Every day, about 50 truckloads of merchandise turn up at the warehouse’s receiving dock. Noam Scheiber, New York Times, "Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off on Humans," 3 July 2019 Every truckload is bound for distant construction sites. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia," 26 June 2019 Thousands of truckloads of dirt have begun coming out of the ground along a nearly 2-mile stretch in northeast Denver where crews will be digging for more than two years. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "Denver’s Interstate 70 project is producing a whole lot of dirt," 5 July 2019 In Morgan County, Sheriff Greg Bartlett fed his prisoners from a truckload of old corn dogs twice a day, bumping his take-home pay by $212,000, and his successor, Anna Franklin, pumped her jail food funds into a shady car lot., "How many Alabama sheriffs are crooked? DOJ needs to give us an answer," 26 June 2019 Oil influences the price of virtually every product to some extent, whether in the cost of producing food on a farm or transporting a truckload of goods from warehouse to store. Matt Phillips, New York Times, "The Trade War With China Has an Upside for Consumers, Too," 17 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of truckload

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

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