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Definition of TRUCK

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Lorrie \Lor"rie\, Lorry \Lor"ry\, n.; pl. {Lorries}. [Prob. from lurry to pull or lug.]
     1. A small cart or wagon moving on rails, as those used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations. [1913 Webster]

     2. A motorized wheeled land vehicle, esp. a large one, with a cab for the driver and a separate rear compartment for transporting freight; called {truck} in the U. S. [Brit.]

     Syn: camion.
          [PJC]

     3. a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Truck \Truck\, v. t.
     To transport on a truck or trucks.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Truck \Truck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {trucking}.] [OE. trukken,F. troquer; akin to Sp. & Pg. trocar; of uncertain origin.] To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust. [1913 Webster]

           We will begin by supposing the international trade to be in form, what it always is in reality, an actual trucking of one commodity against another. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

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Truck \Truck\, n. [L. trochus an iron hoop, Gr. ? a wheel, fr. ? to run. See {Trochee}, and cf. {Truckle}, v. i.]
     1. A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage. [1913 Webster]

     2. A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles. [1913 Webster]

              Goods were conveyed about the town almost exclusively in trucks drawn by dogs.  --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Railroad Mach.) A swiveling carriage, consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a locomotive or a car; -- sometimes called bogie in England. Trucks usually have four or six wheels. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Naut.)
        (a) A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through. (b) A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk-shaped, used for various purposes. [1913 Webster]

     5. A freight car. [Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

     6. A frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies. [1913 Webster]

     7. a motorized vehicle larger than an automobile with a compartment in front for the driver, behind which is a separate compartment for freight; esp. (a) such a vehicle with an inflexible body. (b) A vehicle with a short body and a support for attaching a trailer; -- also called a {tractor[4]}. (c) the combination of tractor and trailer, also called a {tractor-trailer} (a form of articulated vehicle); it is a common form of truck, and is used primarily for hauling freight on a highway. (d) a tractor with more than one trailer attached in a series. In Australia, often referred to as a {road train}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Truck \Truck\, v. i.
     To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal. [1913 Webster]

           A master of a ship, who deceived them under color of trucking with them.                      --Palfrey. [1913 Webster]

           Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster.
                                                    --Burke. [1913 Webster]

           To truck and higgle for a private good.  --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Truck \Truck\, n. [Cf. F. troc.]
     1. Exchange of commodities; barter. --Hakluyt. [1913 Webster]

     2. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

     3. The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; -- called also {truck system}. [1913 Webster]

     {Garden truck}, vegetables raised for market. [Colloq.] [U. S.]

     {Truck farming}, raising vegetables for market: market gardening. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

190 Moby Thesaurus words for "truck":
     DUKW, ESP, Pullman, Pullman car, answer, autotruck, baggage car, baked goods, balance of trade, bargain, barge, barter, big business, bloodmobile, boat, bookmobile, boxcar, bus, business, business dealings, buy and sell, caboose, camion, camper, canned goods, car, carriage, carryall, cart, chair car, change, clamjamfry, coach, coal car, commerce, commercial affairs, commercial relations, commodities, communication, communion, congress, connection, contact, conversation, converse, correspondence, covered waggon, day coach, deal, dealing, dealings, debris, delivery truck, diner, dinghy, dining car, do business, dolly, drawing room, dray, duck, dump truck, dust, exchange, fair trade, ferry, flat, flatcar, float, food items, free trade, freighter, give in exchange, gondola, goods, green goods, groceries, grocery, handle, haul, have truck with, horse-trade, industry, information, interaction, interchange, intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, interplay, junk, lighter, linguistic intercourse, litter, local, lorry, luggage van, lumber, mail car, mail van, market, marketing, mercantile business, merchandise, merchantry, message, motor truck, moving van, multilateral trade, odds and ends, packaged goods, palace car, panel truck, parlor car, passenger car, peddle, pickup, produce, raff, raft, railroad truck, railway car, reciprocal trade, reefer, refrigerator car, refrigerator truck, reply, response, restraint of trade, retail, riffraff, roomette, rubbish, rubble, scrap, sedan delivery truck, semi, semitrailer, ship, shoddy, six-by-six, sled, sledge, sleeper, small business, smoker, smoking car, social intercourse, social relations, speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation, stake truck, stock, stockcar, stuff, sundries, swap, swap horses, switch, take in exchange, talking, tank, telepathy, tender, the business world, the marketplace, tinned goods, touch, tractor, tractor trailer, tractor truck, trade, trade in, trade off, trade sight unseen, traffic, trailer truck, transaction, transfer, trash, truck trailer, two-way communication, unilateral trade, van, waggon, wagon, wares, wheelbarrow


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