- The definition of a truck is a small block or disk used as support to pull a flag or sail to the top of a pole.
An example of a truck is a metal disk at the top of a flag pole that helps when pulling up a flag.
- Truck is a motorized vehicle with an open bed used for transporting, or is short for hand truck, which is a cart used for transporting heavy objects.
- An example of a truck is the vehicle that the character Marty Mcfly drove in the movie Back to the Future.
- An example of a truck is what someone would use to move a refrigerator; a hand truck.
- Truck is defined as to transport using an open bed vehicle or be a truck driver.
An example of to truck is driving a semi cross country for work.
truck definition by Webster's New World
- 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 Classical Greek trochos, a wheel, disk: see troche
- to do trucking
- to drive a truck as one's work
- to exchange; barter
- Rare to peddle
Origin: Middle English trukken ; from Middle French troquer, to exchange, barter ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- payment of wages in goods produced instead of money
- small commercial articles
- small articles of little value
- ☆ vegetables raised for sale in markets
- Informal dealings: have no further truck with them
- Informal trash; rubbish
Origin: Anglo-Fr truke < MFr troque < the v.
truck definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various heavy motor vehicles designed for carrying or pulling loads.
- A hand truck.
- A wheeled platform, sometimes equipped with a motor, for conveying loads in a warehouse or freight yard.
- One of the swiveling frames of wheels under each end of a railroad car or trolley car.
- A set of bookshelves mounted on four wheels or casters, used in libraries.
- Nautical A small piece of wood placed at the top of a mast or flagpole, usually having holes through which halyards can be passed.
- Chiefly British A railroad freight car without a top.
- To carry goods by truck.
- To drive a truck.
- Slang To move or travel in a steady but easy manner.
Origin: Short for truckle or from Latin trochus, iron hoop (from Greek trokhos, wheel).
verb trucked, truck·ing, trucks verb, transitive
- To exchange; barter.
- To peddle.
- Articles of commerce; trade goods.
- Garden produce raised for the market.
- Informal Worthless goods; stuff or rubbish: “Look at your hands. And look at your mouth. What is that truck?” (Mark Twain).
- Barter; exchange.
- Informal Dealings; business: We'll have no further truck with them.
Origin: Middle English trukien, from Old North French troquer.
truck - Phrases/Idioms
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