Definitions for Trunktrʌŋk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the main stem of a tree, as distinct from the branches and roots.
a large sturdy box or case for holding or transporting clothes, personal effects, etc.
a large compartment, usu. in the rear of an automobile, for holding luggage, a spare tire, etc.
the body of a person or an animal excluding the head and appendages; torso.
Category: Anatomy, Zoology
the long, flexible cylindrical nasal appendage of the elephant.
the main channel, artery, or line in a river, railroad, highway, or other tributary system.
Category: Railroads, Transportation
a telephone line or channel between two central offices or switching devices. a telegraph line or channel between two main or central offices.
Category: Telegraphy and Telephony
the main body of an artery, nerve, or the like, as distinct from its branches.
trunks, brief shorts, worn by men chiefly for boxing, swimming, and track.
the shaft of a column.
Origin of trunk:
1400–50; late ME trunke < L truncus, n. use of adj.: mutilated, lopped off
trunk, tree trunk, bole(noun)
the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
torso, trunk, body(noun)
the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
luggage compartment, automobile trunk, trunk(noun)
compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
"he put his golf bag in the trunk"
a long flexible snout as of an elephant
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the thick bottom part of a tree
the bark on the trunk of the tree
the storage section at the back of a car
Put the groceries in the trunk.
a large, strong container for storing or transporting things
a trunk full of old clothes
an elephant's nose
The (usually single) upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches: the tree trunk.
A large suitcase, usually requiring two persons to lift and with a hinged lid.
The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.
The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.
a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.
in software projects under source control: the most current source tree, from which the latest unstable builds (so-called "trunk builds") are compiled.
A main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.
Pertaining to a main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.
Origin: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.
the stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk
the body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs
the main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches
that part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column
that segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus
the proboscis of an elephant
the proboscis of an insect
a long tube through which pellets of clay, p/as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath
a box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler
a flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained
a large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact
a long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc
to lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim
to extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9
Trunk or torso is an anatomical term for the central part of the many animal bodies from which extend the neck and limbs. The trunk includes the thorax and abdomen.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Trunk' in Nouns Frequency: #2778
Translations for Trunk
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the main stem (of a tree)
The trunk of this tree is five metres thick.
- troncoPortuguese (BR)
- der StammGerman
- batang pohonIndonesian
- 樹幹Chinese (Trad.)
- thân câyVietnamese
- 树干Chinese (Simp.)
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