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truck 1

1. Any of various heavy motor vehicles designed for carrying or pulling loads.
2. A hand truck.
a. A wheeled platform, sometimes equipped with a motor, for conveying loads in a warehouse or freight yard.
b. A set of bookshelves mounted on four wheels or casters, used in libraries.
a. One of the swiveling frames of wheels under each end of a railroad car or trolley car.
b. Either of the frames housing a pair of wheels on a skateboard or landboard.
5. Nautical A small piece of wood placed at the top of a mast or flagpole, usually having holes through which halyards can be passed.
6. Chiefly British A railroad freight car without a top.
v. trucked, truck·ing, trucks
To transport by truck.
1. To carry goods by truck.
2. To drive a truck.
3. Slang To move or travel in a steady but easy manner.

[Short for truckle or from Latin trochus, iron hoop (from Greek trokhos, wheel).]

truck 2

v. trucked, truck·ing, trucks
To have dealings or commerce; traffic: They were trucking with smugglers. Archaic
1. To exchange; barter.
2. To peddle.
1. The trading of goods or services without the exchange of money; barter.
a. Articles of commerce; trade goods.
b. Garden produce raised for the market.
c. Informal Worthless goods; stuff or rubbish: "I was mooning over some old papers, or letters, or ribbons, or some such truck" (Edna Ferber).
3. Informal Dealings; business: We'll have no further truck with them.

[Middle English trukien, from Old North French troquer.]
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1. (Railways) Brit a vehicle for carrying freight on a railway; wagon
2. US and Canadian and Austral a large motor vehicle designed to carry heavy loads, esp one with a flat platform. Also called (esp in Britain): lorry
3. (Railways) a frame carrying two or more pairs of wheels and usually springs and brakes, attached under an end of a railway coach, etc
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a disc-shaped block fixed to the head of a mast having sheave holes for receiving signal halyards
b. the head of a mast itself
5. any wheeled vehicle used to move goods
6. to convey (goods) in a truck
7. (intr) chiefly US and Canadian to drive a truck
[C17: perhaps shortened from truckle2]


1. (Commerce) commercial goods
2. dealings (esp in the phrase have no truck with)
3. (Commerce) commercial exchange
4. (Commerce) archaic payment of wages in kind
5. miscellaneous articles
6. informal rubbish
7. (Agriculture) US and Canadian vegetables grown for market
8. (Commerce) archaic to exchange (goods); barter
9. (intr) to traffic or negotiate
[C13: from Old French troquer (unattested) to barter, equivalent to Medieval Latin trocare, of unknown origin]
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1. a usu. large motor vehicle for carrying goods and materials, consisting either of a single self-propelled unit or of a trailer vehicle hauled by a tractor unit.
2. any of various wheeled frames, platforms, or carts used for transporting heavy objects.
4. a group of two or more pairs of wheels in one frame, for supporting one end of a railroad car, locomotive, etc.
5. Brit. a freight car having no top.
6. a small wooden wheel, cylinder, or roller, as on certain old-style gun carriages.
7. a popular dance with shuffling, jitterbuglike steps.
8. to transport by truck.
9. to put on a truck.
10. to convey articles or goods on a truck.
11. to drive a truck.
12. to dance with jitterbuglike steps.
13. Informal. to proceed, esp. in an unhurried or jaunty manner.
[1605–15; back formation from truckle wheel. See truckle2]
truck′a•ble, adj.



n., v. trucked, truck•ing. n.
1. vegetables raised for the market.
2. miscellaneous articles of little worth.
3. dealings: I'll have no truck with him.
4. barter.
5. a bargain or deal.
6. the payment of wages in goods instead of money.
7. to exchange; trade; barter.
8. to exchange commodities.
9. to traffic; have dealings.
[1175–1225; Middle English trukien to exchange < Old North French *troquer, akin to Occitan trucar, Sp trocar to barter]
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  • 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.
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1. 'carriage'

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.

The man left his seat by the window and crossed the carriage to where I was sitting.
2. 'car'

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.

3. 'truck' and 'wagon'

In British English, a truck is an open vehicle used for carrying goods on a railway.

...a long truck loaded with bricks.

In American English, this vehicle is called a freight car or a flatcar.

The train, carrying loaded containers on flatcars, was 1.2 miles long.
...the nation's third-largest railroad freight car maker.

In British English, a wagon is a vehicle with a top, sides and a sliding door, used for carrying goods on a railway.

The pesticides ended up at several sites, almost half of them in railway wagons at Bajza station.

In American English, vehicles like these are usually called boxcars.

A long train of boxcars, its whistle hooting mournfully, rolled into town from the west.

A truck is also a large motor vehicle used for transporting goods by road.


1. 'lorry'

In British English, a lorry is a large vehicle used for transporting goods by road.

The lorries were carrying 42 tonnes of sand.
2. 'truck'

In American English, a vehicle like this is called a truck. In British English, small open lorries are sometimes called trucks.

A blue truck drove up and delivered some boxes.
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Past participle: trucked
Gerund: trucking

I truck
you truck
he/she/it trucks
we truck
you truck
they truck
I trucked
you trucked
he/she/it trucked
we trucked
you trucked
they trucked
Present Continuous
I am trucking
you are trucking
he/she/it is trucking
we are trucking
you are trucking
they are trucking
Present Perfect
I have trucked
you have trucked
he/she/it has trucked
we have trucked
you have trucked
they have trucked
Past Continuous
I was trucking
you were trucking
he/she/it was trucking
we were trucking
you were trucking
they were trucking
Past Perfect
I had trucked
you had trucked
he/she/it had trucked
we had trucked
you had trucked
they had trucked
I will truck
you will truck
he/she/it will truck
we will truck
you will truck
they will truck
Future Perfect
I will have trucked
you will have trucked
he/she/it will have trucked
we will have trucked
you will have trucked
they will have trucked
Future Continuous
I will be trucking
you will be trucking
he/she/it will be trucking
we will be trucking
you will be trucking
they will be trucking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trucking
you have been trucking
he/she/it has been trucking
we have been trucking
you have been trucking
they have been trucking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trucking
you will have been trucking
he/she/it will have been trucking
we will have been trucking
you will have been trucking
they will have been trucking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trucking
you had been trucking
he/she/it had been trucking
we had been trucking
you had been trucking
they had been trucking
I would truck
you would truck
he/she/it would truck
we would truck
you would truck
they would truck
Past Conditional
I would have trucked
you would have trucked
he/she/it would have trucked
we would have trucked
you would have trucked
they would have trucked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for haulingtruck - 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"
camion, lorry - a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
pickup, pickup truck - a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
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
tailboard, tailgate - a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading
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
car transporter, transporter - a long truck for carrying motor vehicles
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 toptruck - 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
handcart, pushcart, cart, go-cart - wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"
Verb1.truck - convey (goods etc.) by trucktruck - convey (goods etc.) by truck; "truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
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1. lorry, juggernaut, HGV (Brit.), heavy goods vehicle, pick-up, van, dumper, pick-up truck, articulated lorry, dumper truck, pantechnicon (old-fashioned), tipper truck, bakkie (S. African) Now and then they heard the roar of a heavy truck.
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kamionnákladní autonákladní vagónkamión
kuorma-autonuppiraskas kuorma-autotelijunan tavaravaunu
kamionvozila za prijevoz teških roba
대형 수송차트럭
prekinis vagonassunkvežimis
kravas automašīnapreču vagons
ciężarówkasamochód ciężarowyTIRwagon towarowy
kamiónnákladný vagón
xe chở hàng nặngxe tải


1 [trʌk]
A. N
1. (esp US) (= lorry) → camión m
2. (Rail) (= wagon) → vagón m
3. (= hand trolley) → carretilla f
B. VT (US) → llevar, transportar
C. CPD truck driver N (esp US) → camionero/a m/f
truck stop N (US) → restaurante m de carretera


2 [trʌk]
A. N (= dealings) to have no truck with sbno tener nada que ver con algn
we want no truck with thatno queremos tener nada que ver con eso
B. CPD truck farm N (US) → huerto m de hortalizas
truck farmer N (US) → hortelano/a m/f
truck farming N (US) → horticultura f
truck garden N = truck farm truck system N (Hist) → el trueque
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[ˈtrʌk] n
(mainly US) (= lorry) → camion m
(British) (RAILWAYS)wagon m (à plateforme)
(= dealings) to have no truck with sb → refuser d'avoir affaire à qn
to have no truck with sth → refuser d'avoir quoi que ce soit à voir avec qchtruck driver n (mainly US)camionneur m
He's a truck driver → Il est camionneur.
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truck farm
nGemüsefarm f
truck farmer
nGemüsegärtner(in) m(f)
truck garden
nGemüsegärtnerei f


nWagenladung f; they came by the trucksie kamen in ganzen Wagenladungen
n (US) → Fernfahrerlokal nt


(esp Brit Rail) → Güterwagen m
(= barrow)Karren m, → Wagen m; (for luggage) → Gepäckkarren m; (motorized) → Elektrokarren m
(= lorry)Last(kraft)wagen m; (= van, pick-up)Lieferwagen m
vt (US) → transportieren, spedieren
vi (US) → Lastwagen fahren


(fig: = dealings) to have no truck with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw nichts zu tun haben
(Hist: = payment) truck (system)Trucksystem nt (spec); they were paid in trucksie wurden in Waren bezahlt
(US: = garden produce) → Gemüse nt (für den Verkauf angebaut)
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1 [trʌk] n
a. (Brit) (Rail) (wagon) → carro m merci inv (aperto)
b. (esp Am) (lorry) → camion m inv, autocarro
c. (for luggage) → carrello m portabagagli inv


2 [trʌk] n to have no truck with sbnon volere avere a che fare con qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(trak) noun
1. a railway vehicle for carrying goods.
2. (especially American) a lorry. He drives a truck; (also adjective) a truck-driver.
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شَاحِنَة, شَاحِنَةٌ, مَركَبَةُ البَضَائِع الثَّقِيِلَة kamion, nákladní auto lastbil Güterwagen, Lastwagen, LKW βαρύ φορτηγό όχημα, φορτηγό camión, vehículo pesado junan tavaravaunu, kuorma-auto, raskas kuorma-auto camion, poids lourd kamion, vozila za prijevoz teških roba autoarticolato, autocarro, camion トラック, 大型輸送車 대형 수송차, 트럭 HGV, vrachtwagen godsvogn, lastebil, tungtransportbil ciężarówka, TIR, wagon towarowy camião, caminhão, HGV, veículo pesado de mercadorias большегрузный автомобиль, грузовик lastbil ตัวย่อของยานพาหนะที่สามารถบรรทุกของหนัก, รถบบรทุก, รถบรรทุก ağır yük taşıma aracı, kamyon xe chở hàng nặng, xe tải 卡车, 货车, 载重卡车
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"Now," said the Scarecrow to the Tin Woodman, "you must go to those trees by the riverside and make a truck that will carry the Lion."
As one charged toward his truck, he would drive fearfully upon a sidewalk, threatening untold people with annihilation.
Jonas pushed a truck loaded with hams from the smoke rooms on to an elevator, and thence to the packing rooms.
They knew all about "Snow Bound" and "Sartor Resartus"; but the American editors of 1899 did not want such truck. They wanted the 1899 truck, and offered to pay so well for it that the teachers and professors of literature would have quit their jobs could they have supplied it.
"Huh!" said Del Mar a little later to Michael, having strolled down the platform to where the crate was piled on a truck with other baggage destined for the train.
The other two men were with Montgomery, erecting a pile of smaller packages on a low-wheeled truck. The llama was still on the launch with the rabbit hutches; the staghounds were still lashed to the thwarts.
Monday morning, Joe groaned over the first truck load of clothes to the washer.
For a ship with her sails furled on her squared yards, and reflected from truck to water-line in the smooth gleaming sheet of a landlocked harbour, seems, indeed, to a seaman's eye the most perfect picture of slumbering repose.
I looked in vain for truck gardens.--Billy, harness up your horses and be ready directly after dinner to take Saxon and me driving.
Sideways lashed in each of her three basketed tops were two barrels of sperm; above which, in her top-mast cross-trees, you saw slender breakers of the same precious fluid; and nailed to her main truck was a brazen lamp.
You always want more'n your share of the truck, and you've always got it, too, because you've swore 't if you didn't you'd tell.
They slept where they could, sometimes in an empty truck on a siding near the station, sometimes in a cart behind a warehouse; but it was bitterly cold, and after an hour or two of uneasy dozing they would tramp the streets again.