A man uses a hand truck to move boxes.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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: from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Latin trochus, a hoop from Glassical Greek trochos, a wheel, disk: see troche
- to do trucking
- to drive a truck as one's work
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