Truck Definition

trŭk
trucked, trucking, trucks
noun
trucks
A small, solid wheel or roller, esp. one for a gun carriage.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
An automotive vehicle for hauling loads along highways, streets, etc.; motor truck.
Webster's New World
Any of various low frames or platforms on wheels, sometimes motor-driven, for carrying heavy articles, as in a warehouse.
Webster's New World
A set of bookshelves mounted on four wheels or casters, used in libraries.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
motortruckhand-trucksix-by-sixgreenscarrotsonionspotatoescropssummer cropsgarden varietiesjunksnippetstriviahandbarrowdolly
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verb
trucked, trucking, trucks
To do trucking.
Webster's New World
To carry or transport on a truck or trucks.
Webster's New World
To carry goods by truck.
American Heritage
To drive a truck as one's work.
Webster's New World
To walk in a carefree, leisurely manner; stroll.
Webster's New World
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adjective

Pertaining to a garden patch or truck garden.

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Other Word Forms of Truck

Noun

Singular:
truck
Plural:
trucks

Origin of Truck

  • From Middle English truken, troken, trukien, from Old English trucian (“to fail, run short, deceive, disappoint"), from Proto-Germanic *trukōnÄ… (“to fail, miss, lack"), from Proto-Indo-European *dereu-, *derwu- (“to tear, wrap, reap"), from Proto-Indo-European *der- (“to flay, split"). Cognate with Middle Low German troggelen (“to cheat, deceive, swindle"), Dutch troggelen (“to extort"), German dialectal truggeln (“to flatter, fawn").

    From Wiktionary

  • From dialectal truck, truk, trokk, probably of North Germanic origin, compare Norwegian dialectal trokka, trakka (“to stamp, trample, go to and fro"), Danish trykke (“to press, press down, crush, squeeze"). More at thrutch.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English trukien, from unrecorded Anglo-Norman and Old French words (attested in mediaeval Latin trocare, present Spanish trocar), of Unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for truckle or from Latin trochus iron hoop (from Greek trokhos wheel)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps a shortening of truckle, related to Latin trochus (“iron hoop, wheel").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English trukien from Old North French troquer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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