Definitions for tow truck
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: wrecker (def. 3). 3
Origin of tow truck:
tow truck, tow car, wrecker(noun)
a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
A vehicle used to tow away broken down vehicles.
A tow truck is a vehicle used to transport motor vehicles to another location, or to recover vehicles which are no longer on a drivable surface. Towing services are generally provided by an emergency road service operator. Vehicles are often towed in the case of breakdowns or collisions, or may be impounded for legal reasons.
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