Definitions for truck
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word truck.
an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
hand truck, truckverb
a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
convey (goods etc.) by truck
"truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
It is no less requisite to maintain a truck in moral offices, than in the common business of commerce. Roger L'Estrange.
Love is covetous; I must have all of you: heart for heart is an equal truck. Dryden.
To give in exchange; to exchange.
The Indians truck gold for glasses. Roger L'Estrange.
Go, miser! go; for lucre sell thy soul,
Truck wares for wares, and trudge from pole to pole;
That men may say, when thou art dead and gone,
See, what a vast estate he left his son. Dryden.
I see nothing left us, but to truck and barter our goods like the wild Indians, with each other. Jonathan Swift.
To traffick by exchange; to give one commodity for another.
Etymology: troquer, Fr. truccare, Italian; trocar, Spanish; deduced by Salmasius from τρωγειν, to get money.
a small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage
a low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles
a swiveling carriage, consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a locomotive or a car; -- sometimes called bogie in England. Trucks usually have four or six wheels
a small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through
a small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk-shaped, used for various purposes
a freight car
a frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies
to transport on a truck or trucks
to exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust
to exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal
exchange of commodities; barter
commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market
the practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; -- called also truck system
A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to an automobile. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful, and may be configured to mount specialized equipment, such as in the case of fire trucks and concrete mixers and suction excavators. Modern trucks are largely powered by diesel engines exclusively, although small to medium size trucks with gasoline engines exist in America. In the European Union vehicles with a gross combination mass of less than 3,500 kilograms are known as light commercial vehicles and those over as large goods vehicles.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
truk, v.t. to exchange or barter.—v.i. to traffic by exchange.—n. exchange of goods: barter: (coll.) small goods: rubbish.—ns. Truck′age, the practice of exchanging or bartering goods; Truck′er; Truck′-farmer (U.S.), a market-gardener; Truck′-house, Truck′ing-house, a house for storing goods.—v.i. Truck′le, to yield meanly to the demands of another.—ns. Truck′ler; Truck′ling.—adj. fawning, slavish.—n. Truck′-sys′tem, the practice of paying workmen in goods instead of money.—Truck Act, a statute of 1831, extended in 1887, requiring workmen's wages to be paid in money instead of goods. [O. Fr. troquer, to truck; Sp. trocar, to barter, It. truccare, to truck.]
truk, n. a wheel: a railway-wagon for heavy articles: a platform running on wheels: a small wooden cap at the top of a mast or flag-staff: a circular piece of wood or metal for moving ordnance.—v.t. to convey by truck.—ns. Truck′age, conveyance by trucks: charge for carrying articles on a truck; Truck′-bol′ster, a beam in the middle of a railway-truck supporting the body of the car; Truck′le, a small wheel or castor: a truckle-bed.—v.t. to move on rollers.—v.i. to sleep in a truckle-bed.—n. Truck′le-bed, a low bed on wheels that may be pushed under another. [L. trochus, a wheel—Gr. trochos—trechein, to run.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A Cornish word for the trough between two surfs. Also, exchange, as fish for grog, &c.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Wooden-wheels for the carriage of cannon, etc. The trucks of garrison-carriages are generally made of cast iron. Trucks of a ship-carriage are wheels made of one piece of wood, from 12 to 19 inches in diameter, and their thickness is always equal to the caliber of the gun.
A type of vehicle created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, elements, shapes, sizes and styles.
Trucks are vital for moving food and products across countries and continents.
Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'truck' in Nouns Frequency: #1959
The numerical value of truck in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of truck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
We're like a fire truck sitting in the firehouse. The bell goes off and within a matter of hours we can be out the door and underway.
There was a truck with enormous speakers parked next to the main Ataturk statue, blaring first a sermon by an imam, during which everyone stood quietly with their hands held out, then the soundtrack switched to a ` Recep Tayyip Erdogan ’ chant set to a beat, and the crowd went wild.
My plan is for Coke to say,' Let me just pull the truck up and deliver more Tab to you,' that's my fantasy.
Once we saw the bags of trash go inside the cardboard containers, we sent a notification to the people on site via text message, letting them know that they should remove it before the truck comes the next morning and telling them that putting trash in the recycling container is a form of contamination, which they should not do in the future.
When there's a big conference, hotel rooms become fully booked. We're seeing a construction rush of high-rise buildings with plans to build some new hotels, there's a shortage of construction workers, security guards and truck drivers. In some sectors, we're seeing wages rise.
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- লরি, ট্রাকBengali
- camióCatalan, Valencian
- kamion, dodávka, nákladní autoCzech
- truck, lastbil, køre, enDanish
- Laster, Lastwagen, Lieferwagen, Lastauto, Lastkraftwagen, LKWGerman
- φορτάμαξα, νταλίκα, φορτηγό, οδηγώ φορτηγόGreek
- camioneta, camiónSpanish
- sotku, rekka, kuorma-auto, nuppi, rekka-auto, kaksipyöräinen, teli, tavaravaunu, märssy, kottikärry, muuttoautoFinnish
- teherautó, kamionHungarian
- autocarro, camionItalian
- 貨物自動車, トラックJapanese
- სატვირთო მანქანაGeorgian
- biili nioqqutissanik assartuut, biili usisaatKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- kravas automašīnaLatvian
- motorore, tarakaMāori
- ачааны машинMongolian
- lori, trakMalay
- semitrailer, lastebilNorwegian
- vrachtauto, vrachtwagenDutch
- semitrailer, lastebilNorwegian Nynorsk
- chidítsohNavajo, Navaho
- ਟਰੱਕPanjabi, Punjabi
- ciężarówka, samochód ciężarowyPolish
- грузово́й автомоби́ль, теле́жка, грузови́кRussian
- kamion, камионSerbo-Croatian
- flaggstångsknopp, knopp, lastvagn, dragbil, lastbil, kärraSwedish
- грузови́к, вантажі́вкаUkrainian
- xe tảiVietnamese
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