trunk, tree trunk, bole(noun)
the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
torso, trunk, body(noun)
the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
luggage compartment, automobile trunk, trunk(noun)
compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
"he put his golf bag in the trunk"
a long flexible snout as of an elephant
The (usually single) upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches: the tree trunk.
A large suitcase, usually requiring two persons to lift and with a hinged lid.
The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.
The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.
a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.
in software projects under source control: the most current source tree, from which the latest unstable builds (so-called "trunk builds") are compiled.
A main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.
Pertaining to a main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.
Origin: From trunke, from tronc, from truncus, from truncus.
the stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk
the body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs
the main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches
that part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column
that segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus
the proboscis of an elephant
the proboscis of an insect
a long tube through which pellets of clay, p/as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath
a box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler
a flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained
a large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact
a long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc
to lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim
to extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9
Trunk or torso is an anatomical term for the central part of the many animal bodies from which extend the neck and limbs. The trunk includes the thorax and abdomen.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trungk, n. the stem of a tree: the body of an animal apart from the limbs: the main body of anything: anything long and hollow: the proboscis of an elephant: the shaft of a column, the dado or body of a pedestal: a water-course of planks leading from the race to the water-wheel: a large hollow piston in which a connecting-rod plays: a portable box or chest for clothes, &c., esp. on a journey: a flume, penstock.—adjs. Trunc′al, pertaining to the trunk, principal; Trunked, having a trunk: (Spens.) beheaded.—ns. Trunk′-fish, the coffer-fish; Trunk′ful, as much as will fill a trunk; Trunk′-hose, -breech′es, large hose or breeches formerly worn over the lower part of the body and the upper part of the legs; Trunk′-line, the main-line of a railway, canal, &c.; Trunk′-road, a main-road; Trunk′-sleeve (Shak.), a sleeve with the upper part puffed; Trunk′-work, work involving secrecy as by means of a trunk. [O. Fr. tronc—L. truncus, a stock—truncus, maimed.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
(See RUDDER-TRUNK.) Also, a large species of turtle. Also, a place for keeping fish in. Also, an iron hoop with a bag, used to catch crabs and lobsters.--Fire-trunks. Funnels fixed in fire-ships under the shrouds, to convey the flames to the masts, rigging, and sails.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'trunk' in Nouns Frequency: #2778
The numerical value of trunk in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of trunk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of trunk in a Sentence
My eyes and face were swollen, and I had a rash all over my trunk.
A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.
My biggest fear was he was going to drive this car into a river and I’m going to drown there and no one is going to know I’m in this trunk.
Trunk growth is slowing down, but we don't play in those markets given the slot constraints in these hubs. There is growth outside these cities.
Perishable foods should not be out for more than one hour when it's hot out, and that includes the time traveling to the beach if the food is unrefrigerated in your vehicle's trunk.
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- حقيبة أمتعة, صندوقArabic
- һандыҡ, морон, олонBashkir
- куфар, хобат, ствол, багажнікBelarusian
- стъбло, хобот, багажник, сандъкBulgarian
- trompa, portaequipatge, tronc, maleterCatalan, Valencian
- kmen, kufr, chobotCzech
- Stamm, Truhe, Rüssel, Koffer, KofferraumGerman
- κορμός, πορτ-μπαγκάζ, μπαούλο, προβοσκίδα, αποσκευές, κόμβοςGreek
- tronco, baúl, trompaSpanish
- تنه, شنگ, صندوق, خرطومPersian
- matkatavaratila, matkatavarasäiliö, kirstu, runko, puunrunko, tavaratila, takakontti, matkalaukku, matka-arkku, kärsä, tavarasäiliöFinnish
- tronc, malle, valise, trompe, coffreFrench
- búit, stocIrish
- stoc, sròn, ciste-càirScottish Gaelic
- fatörzs, csomagtartó, törzs, bőrönd, ormányHungarian
- կնճիթ, բեռնախցիկ, բունArmenian
- koffort, stofn, bolur, skottIcelandic
- proboscide, tronco, baule, bagagliaioItalian
- 鼻, 中継回線, 幹, トランク, 行李, 長持Japanese
- ტანი, საბარგულიGeorgian
- 그루, 트렁크Korean
- MallLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kahiwi, pūwai, tou, tou o te waka, tahiwi, kōhiwiMāori
- ковчег, сурла, стебло, багажник, дебло, сандакMacedonian
- kofferbak, koffer, slurf, laadruimte, stamDutch
- pień, skrzynia, trąba, bagażnik, kufer, magistralaPolish
- tronco, tromba, porta-malas, baú, porta-bagagem, malaPortuguese
- багажник, магистраль, ствол, сундук, хобот, магистральная линияRussian
- сурла, surla, гепек, prtljažnik, дебло, deblo, сандук, ковчег, sanduk, пртљажник, gepek, стабло, стром, stablo, strom, шкриња, kovčeg, škrinjaSerbo-Croatian
- kmeň, kufor, chobot, bedňa, skriňa, batožinový priestorSlovak
- zaboj, kovček, prtljažnik, deblo, rilecSlovene
- bagageutrymme, skuff, snabel, stam, koffert, baklucka, bagageluckaSwedish
- ลำต้น, ต้น, ลำThai
- куфер, хобот, скриня, багажник, стволUkrainian
- beur, bodje, bukWalloon
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