fork-lift truck


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fork-lift truck

n
(Automotive Engineering) a vehicle having two power-operated horizontal prongs that can be raised and lowered for loading, transporting, and unloading goods, esp goods that are stacked on wooden pallets. Sometimes shortened to: forklift
Translations

fork-lift truck

[ˈfɔːklɪft>ˌtrʌk] Ncarretilla f elevadora

fork-lift truck

[ˈfɔːkˌlɪftˈtrʌk] ncarrello elevatore

fork

(foːk) noun
1. an instrument with two or more pointed pieces for piercing and lifting things. We usually eat with a knife, fork and spoon.
2. the point at which a road, river etc divides into two or more branches or divisions. a fork in the river.
3. one of the branches or divisions of a road, river etc into which the road, river etc divides. Take the left fork (of the road).
verb
1. (of a road, river etc) to divide into (usually two) branches or divisions. The main road forks here.
2. (of a person or vehicle) to follow one of the branches or divisions into which a road has divided. The car forked left.
3. to lift or move with a fork. The farmer forked the hay.
forked adjective
divided into two branches or divisions. A snake has a forked tongue.
fork-lift truck
a small power-driven machine with an arrangement of steel prongs which can lift, raise up high and carry heavy things and stack them where required.
fork out
to pay or give especially unwillingly. You have to fork out (money) for so many charities these days.
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On Monday this week, Private Robert Hughes, 25, a Reservist with 156 RLC, from Bootle, took up the first course, training as a civilian fork-lift truck driver.
A tractor, a fork-lift truck and a skip were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the site.
Mr Rothery, of Elm Tree Close, Liversedge, was a driver and fork-lift truck driver for the former BBA factory, based at Cleckheaton.
The platform had been put together by a colleague from a wire surround, which had been screwed to a wooden pallet and placed on a fork-lift truck.
POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses after a fork-lift truck was stolen from Waunfawr two weeks ago.
A MUSLIM is suing Tesco for religious discrimination after he was asked to carry crates of beer on his fork-lift truck.
The majority of the courses have involved fork-lift truck training on different types of truck used at the manufacturing plant.
A concerned security guard had seen smoke rising from the back of a fork-lift truck, and concerned it was ablaze dialled 999.
A soldier was crushed to death between a rocket launcher and a fork-lift truck after "horseplay" at an Army range turned to tragedy, an inquest jury heard yesterday.
A TEENAGER was crushed to death when a fork-lift truck he was driving toppled on top of him.
They forced their way into Becketts Food's chilled warehouse and used a fork-lift truck to load the mountain of pre-packed rashers into a truck before making off from the Aldermans Green industrial estate.
Beyond that slice of concrete, a row of five metal storage sheds forms the studio's north elevation, with openings between the west-end units to allow immediate fork-lift truck access to the main hall.