What does truck mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. truck, motortrucknoun

    an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

  2. 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

  3. truckverb

    convey (goods etc.) by truck

    "truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Trucknoun

    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.

  2. To Truckverb

    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.

  3. To Truckverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Truckverb

    a small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage

  2. Truckverb

    a low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles

  3. Truckverb

    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

  4. Truckverb

    a small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through

  5. Truckverb

    a small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk-shaped, used for various purposes

  6. Truckverb

    a freight car

  7. Truckverb

    a frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies

  8. Truckverb

    to transport on a truck or trucks

  9. Truckverb

    to exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust

  10. Truckverb

    to exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal

  11. Trucknoun

    exchange of commodities; barter

  12. Trucknoun

    commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market

  13. Trucknoun

    the practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; -- called also truck system

Freebase

  1. Truck

    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

  1. Truck

    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.]

  2. 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. trochostrechein, to run.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. truck

    A Cornish word for the trough between two surfs. Also, exchange, as fish for grog, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. truck

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. truck

    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  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'truck' in Nouns Frequency: #1959

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truck in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of truck in a Sentence

  1. Dent Thompson:

    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.

  2. Paul Loomis:

    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.

  3. Save Tab Jenny Boyter:

    My plan is for Coke to say,' Let me just pull the truck up and deliver more Tab to you,' that's my fantasy.

  4. Jason Gates:

    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.

  5. Hiroyasu Naito:

    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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