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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"

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.

Wikipedia

  1. Truck

    A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo, carry specialized payloads, or perform other utilitarian work. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, but the vast majority feature body-on-frame construction, with a cabin that is independent of the payload portion of the vehicle. Smaller varieties may be mechanically similar to some automobiles. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful and may be configured to be mounted with specialized equipment, such as in the case of refuse trucks, fire trucks, concrete mixers, and suction excavators. In American English, a commercial vehicle without a trailer or other articulation is formally a "straight truck" while one designed specifically to pull a trailer is not a truck but a "tractor".The majority of trucks currently in use are still powered by diesel engines, although small- to medium-size trucks with gasoline engines exist in the US, Canada, and Mexico. The market-share of electrically powered trucks is growing rapidly, expected to reach 7% globally by 2027, and electric motive force already predominates among both the largest and smallest trucks. In the European Union, vehicles with a gross combination mass of up to 3.5 t (3.4 long tons; 3.9 short tons) are known as light commercial vehicles, and those over as large goods vehicles.

ChatGPT

  1. truck

    A truck is a large, heavy motor vehicle designed for transporting goods or materials. It typically has an enclosed cab where the driver sits and an open or covered area, known as the bed, in the back for carrying cargo. Trucks can vary significantly in size, power, and configuration, ranging from light trucks such as pickup trucks or SUVs designed for personal use, to large, specialized vehicles like semi-trailers, dump trucks, or fire trucks used for commercial or industrial purposes. They can be powered by various means including petrol, diesel, or electricity.

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

Wikidata

  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. Monica Viego-Rodriguez:

    I haven't even seen a truck nearby. Polls are still down lines are down, I really have no idea. And it's been slowly coming back around the metro area, but I feel like my area has been forgotten. She said she does n’t know what the future will bring. Right now, we're scared about Puerto Rico's future. This is really, really serious for us, we don't know what's going to happen with us in the future. We don't know if we're going to keep getting some aid some help – it's scary for us. Help from U.S. mainland power companies has been coming in waves for months. But Monica Viego-Rodriguez still hasn't seen a light come on anywhere in Monica Viego-Rodriguez neighborhood since the hurricanes hit last fall. Monica Viego-Rodriguez can only buy perishable foods for Monica Viego-Rodriguez family that they can eat the same day.There is nowhere to store food other than a cooler that she keeps filled with ice on her balcony. More than 470,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, causing an estimated $ 140 billion in damages. As Puerto Rico experiences the longest and most devastating blackout in American history, 1,000 utility trucks and 1,500 workers from 22 electric companies from all over the U.S. are arriving on the island this week to help the existing crews on the job restore power. As crews carve their way through the catastrophic damage, their progress is slow. But they met a major milestone this month when 1 million customers had their power restored, and utility crews say they won't stop until everyone is back on line. Help from U.S. mainland power companies has been coming in waves for months. But some Puerto Rico residents say they still haven't seen a light come on anywhere in their neighborhood since the hurricanes hit last fall. ( REUTERS) There is no set timeframe, we're just here for the long haul.

  2. Don Wagner:

    When we saw the video, we were all very moved, you see what happened, and you think about your child being in that truck spinning around, so honestly, we were just really pleased and grateful he was safe, and as soon as we recognized it, we immediately tried to reach out, tried to find him.

  3. Survivor Kylie Langford:

    They were trying to grab stuff out of the back of the truck to cover themselves.

  4. Jamal Hameedi:

    [ The Ranger Raptor ] really is the best handling pickup truck I’ve driven and not by an insignificant margin, the watt’s link and everything, I think it would go pretty well in America.

  5. Andrea Hood:

    Before I knew what was even happening, I was in the back of the truck, chained to the bed of the truck, and with a pillowcase on my head and duct tape on my mouth.

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