From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_343_ftrucktruck1 /trʌk/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable] 1 lorry.jpg TTRa large road vehicle used to carry goods SYN lorry British English a truck driverpick-up/fork-lift/delivery etc truck (=large vehicles used for particular purposes) His car was taken away on the back of a breakdown truck.2 British EnglishTTT a railway vehicle that is part of a train and carries goods SYN car American English coal trucks3 TTBa simple piece of equipment on wheels used to move heavy objects4 have/hold/want no truck with somebody/something
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truckWhy would a family minivan be called a truck?Corporal Pocock found a rifle and hid by the wheel of a truck.There was a truck parked in front of the quarry.a garbage truckYou can borrow my truck to go to the store.I did not want to be sitting in my truck, waiting for a wolf to come by.There was an odd-shaped room, not a lot bigger than the cab of the truck itself.Branches scraping the truck again, a grinding downshift into first: and the truck jarring itself over dirt.The truck purred along the road, with the other truck following it.truck driverYes, my father is a truck driver.The sailor was by then a truck driver.Such as I was a truck driver, but I kept getting lost.Fork truck driver not looking where going. 24.The truck driver leaned out the window and asked where they wanted their ocean.The truck driver survived with injuries, firemen said.Also patron of bachelors, bus drivers, motorists, travelers, truck drivers; he is invoked against nightmares.John Heredia is a hard-working truck driver, father of nine and a Little League coach.
trucktruck2 verb American English 1 [transitive] (also truck in)TTR to take something somewhere by truck They ordered sand to be trucked in from the desert.2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] spokenGO to go, move, or travel quickly We were trucking on down to Jack’s place.3 get trucking4 keep on trucking→ See Verb table
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truckSome Texas ranchers are having hay trucked in from Colorado.We truck through deserted commuter villages.
From King Business Dictionarytrucktruck1 /trʌk/ noun [countable]TRANSPORT1a large road vehicle used to carry goodsSYNlorry BrE2British English a railway vehicle that is part of a train and carries goodsSYNcar AmEcoal truckstrucktruck2 verb [transitive] American EnglishTRANSPORT to take something somewhere by truckCrude oil would be imported on tankers and trucked to the pipeline.trucking noun [uncountable]The company has operations in trucking and air freight.→ See Verb tableOrigin truck1 1. (1700-1800) truck small wheel ((17-21 centuries)), probably from Latin trochus circular iron band, from Greek trochos wheel2. (1800-1900) truck exchange, barter, communication ((16-19 centuries)), from truck to barter ((13-19 centuries)), from Old French troquer