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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Similar to Jenner's, this version of the nail trend delivers sweetness in truckloads with a pastel-peach base and glittery peach drip. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Kylie Jenner’s Latest Nail Art Is Reigniting the Paint Drip Manicure Trend," 22 Aug. 2019 Over the month of June, officials seized 23 live primates, 30 big cats, more than a ton of pangolin scales, 74 truckloads of timber, more than 2,600 plants, and nearly 10,000 marine species. Rachel Fobar, National Geographic, "Most widespread wildlife crime raid ever sweeps across more than 100 countries," 10 July 2019 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

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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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