tow truck

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tow truck

n
(Automotive Engineering) a motor vehicle equipped for towing away wrecked or disabled cars. Also called: breakdown van or wrecker (US and Canadian)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

wreck•er

(ˈrɛk ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that wrecks.
2. a person, car, or train employed in removing wreckage, debris, etc., as from railroad tracks.
3. Also called tow car , tow truck. a vehicle equipped with a mechanical apparatus for hoisting and pulling, used to tow wrecked, disabled, or stalled automobiles.
4. a person or business that demolishes and removes houses or other buildings, as in clearing sites for other use.
5. a person or vessel employed in recovering salvage from wrecked or disabled vessels.
6. a person who plunders wrecks, esp. after exhibiting false signals in order to cause shipwrecks.
[1795–1805]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tow truck - a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)tow truck - a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
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Translations
odtahový vůz
kranbil
hinausauto
vozilo za pomoć na cesti
レッカー車
견인차
bärgningsbil
รถลาก
xe tải cứu hộ

tow truck

n (Am) → carro m attrezzi inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tow truck

شاحِنَة القَطْر odtahový vůz kranbil Abschleppwagen φορτηγό οδικής βοήθειας grúa hinausauto dépanneuse vozilo za pomoć na cesti carro attrezzi レッカー車 견인차 takelwagen bergingsbil samochód pomocy drogowej guincho, pronto-socorro эвакуатор bärgningsbil รถลาก çekme aracı xe tải cứu hộ 抛锚的卡车
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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Reflecting on the prelude to the win, Grant added: "I was here in plenty of time but I think they were only ten minutes from pulling the plug until the breakdown lorry arrived."
"It took until the following day for a breakdown lorry to retrieve the car - after it had spent a day polluting the river with oil and petrol."
The lane closure lasted until around 5pm when the lorry was taken away from the scene by a breakdown lorry.
Yesterday's inquest heard from several witnesses that Mr Pardoe had been driving fast along the road from Dolgellau, and had overtaken a number of cars and a breakdown lorry.