trunking

noun
plural -s

Definition of trunking

1 : an act or instance of employing a trunk
2a : a casing to protect electrical conductors
3a : the provision of adequate trunks and switching facilities in either a manual or automatic communications system
b : the interconnections provided

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from gerund of trunk entry 3

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