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n., v. trucked, truck•ing. n.
- roo bar - An Australian term for a metal bar on the front of a car or truck that prevents the vehicle from being damaged in the event of a collision with an animal (such as a kangaroo).
- snow groomer - A truck or other vehicle, either with tracks running along both sides or dragging equipment behind, used to maintain ski hills and groom (pack down) snow.
- truck farm - Refers to the sense of truck as "commodities for sale," and, later, "garden produce for market."
- truck - Formed by combining Latin trochos, "wheel," and Greek trechein, "to run," it originally referred to a wooden wheel.
carriage car truck wagon
Carriage is one of several nouns which are used to refer to vehicles pulled by railway engines.
In British English, a carriage is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers.
In American English, these sections are called cars.
In British English, car used to be part of the name of some special kinds of railway carriage. For example, a carriage might be called a dining car, a restaurant car, or a sleeping car. These terms are no longer used officially, but people still use them in conversation.
In British English, a truck is an open vehicle used for carrying goods on a railway.
In American English, this vehicle is called a freight car or a flatcar.
In British English, a wagon is a vehicle with a top, sides and a sliding door, used for carrying goods on a railway.
In American English, vehicles like these are usually called boxcars.
A truck is also a large motor vehicle used for transporting goods by road.
In British English, a lorry is a large vehicle used for transporting goods by road.
In American English, a vehicle like this is called a truck. In British English, small open lorries are sometimes called trucks.
Past participle: trucked
|Noun||1.||truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling|
bumper - a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage
dump truck, dumper, tip truck, tipper lorry, tipper truck, tipper - truck whose contents can be emptied without handling; the front end of the platform can be pneumatically raised so that the load is discharged by gravity
fire engine, fire truck - any of various large trucks that carry firemen and equipment to the site of a fire
dustcart, garbage truck - a truck for collecting domestic refuse; "in Britain a garbage truck is called a dustcart"
roof - protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
sound truck - a truck equipped with a loudspeaker and used for advertising
anti-sway bar, stabilizer bar - a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis
tow car, tow truck, wrecker - a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
tractor - a truck that has a cab but no body; used for pulling large trailers or vans
articulated lorry, tractor trailer, trailer truck, trucking rig, rig, semi - a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
van - a truck with an enclosed cargo space
|2.||truck - a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects|
|Verb||1.||truck - convey (goods etc.) by truck; "truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"|
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
we want no truck with that → no queremos tener nada que ver con eso