What does truck mean?

Definitions for truck
trʌktruck

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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"

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. Ricky Johnson:

    This has got the motor of a sprint car, the suspension of a desert race truck, but it’s got a special 35-inch BF Goodrich tire with ice spikes in it.

  2. Adam Kushner:

    Instead of water just being there, some hospitals truck in water or collect it in rain barrels, with no guarantee of its cleanliness.

  3. Wally Fayssoux:

    Does he want to go home to his family? or does he hope the truck doesn't roll over the top of him?

  4. Christopher Bell:

    For whatever reason, Kentucky Speedway has been really good to me, i've been able to win my last two starts here in the Truck Series and the Xfinity Series. We're off to a good start this weekend. We were quickest in first practice and hopefully we can keep it up.

  5. Robert Stasio:

    I jumped in my truck because I didn’t want to see them get hit by a car or nothing. I wanted to save them, when I got in the car and looked both ways, I didn’t see them. I said, ‘Could I have imagined this?’ I thought my mind was playing tricks on me.

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