A two-wheeled cart for moving heavy objects by hand, consisting of a vertical framework with handles at the top and a metal blade at the bottom that is inserted beneath a load, the entire assembly being tilted backward until balanced for easy pushing or pulling.
(plural hand trucks)
- An L-shaped box-moving handcart with handles at one end, wheels at the base, with a small ledge to set objects on, flat against the floor when the hand-truck is upright. It makes otherwise bulky and heavy objects easier to move.
Variant of truck
- Historical a small, solid wheel or roller, esp. one for a gun carriage
- a small, wooden block or disk with holes for halyards, esp. one at the top of a flagpole or mast
- a kind of barrow, consisting of an open frame with a pair of wheels at one end and handles at the other, used to carry trunks, crates, etc.also called hand truck
- any of various low frames or platforms on wheels, sometimes motor-driven, for carrying heavy articles, as in a warehouse
- ☆ an automotive vehicle for hauling loads along highways, streets, etc.; motor truck
- a swiveling frame with two or more pairs of wheels, usually provided with brakes and springs, forming the wheel unit under each end of a railroad car, streetcar, etc.
- Brit. an open railroad freight car
Origin of truck; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Latin trochus, a hoop ; from Classical Greek trochos, a wheel, disk: see troche
to carry or transport on a truck or trucks
- to do trucking
- to drive a truck as one's work
truck (on) down☆
Slang to walk in a carefree, leisurely manner; stroll