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trunk

 (trŭngk)
n.
1.
a. The main woody axis of a tree.
b. Architecture The shaft of a column.
2.
a. The body of a human or other vertebrate, excluding the head and limbs.
b. The thorax of an insect.
3. A proboscis, especially the long prehensile proboscis of an elephant.
4.
a. A main body, apart from tributaries or appendages.
b. The main stem of a blood vessel or nerve apart from the branches.
5. A trunk line.
6. A chute or conduit.
7. Nautical
a. A watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.
b. The housing for the centerboard of a vessel.
8. Nautical Any of certain structures projecting above part of a main deck, as:
a. A covering over the hatches of a ship.
b. An expansion chamber on a tanker.
c. A cabin on a small boat.
9.
a. A covered compartment for luggage and storage, generally at the rear of an automobile.
b. A large packing case or box that clasps shut, used as luggage or for storage.
10. trunks Shorts worn for swimming or other athletics.

[Middle English trunke, from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

trunks

(trʌŋks)
pl n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: swimming trunks a man's garment worn for swimming, either fairly loose and extending from the waist to the thigh or briefer and close-fitting
2. (Clothing & Fashion) shorts worn for some sports
3. (Clothing & Fashion) chiefly Brit men's underpants with legs that reach midthigh
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trunks - trousers that end at or above the kneetrunks - trousers that end at or above the knee
Bermuda shorts, Jamaica shorts - short pants that end at the knee
hot pants - skin-tight very short pants worn by young women as an outer garment
lederhosen - leather shorts often worn with suspenders; worn especially by men and boys in Bavaria
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Translations
سِرْوالُ سِبَاحَةٍ لِلرِجَالسِرْوال قَصير للحَمّام
plavkytrenýrky
badebukser
uimahousut
kupaće gaće
íòróttabuxur, sundskÿla
トランクス
남자 수영복
trenírky
badbyxor
กางเกงว่ายน้ำชาย
quần bơi của đàn ông

trunks

[trʌŋks] NPL (also swimming or bathing trunks) → bañador m, slip m

trunks

[ˈtrʌŋks] npl (also swimming trunks) → maillot m de bain (pour homme)

trunks

[trʌŋks] npl (swimming or bathing) trunkscalzoncini mpl da bagno

trunk

(traŋk) noun
1. the main stem (of a tree). The trunk of this tree is five metres thick.
2. a large box or chest for packing or keeping clothes etc in. He packed his trunk and sent it to Canada by sea.
3. an elephant's long nose. The elephant sucked up water into its trunk.
4. the body (not including the head, arms and legs) of a person (and certain animals). He had a powerful trunk, but thin arms.
5. (American) a boot (of a car). Put your baggage in the trunk.
trunks noun plural
short trousers or pants worn by boys or men, especially the type used for swimming. swimming-trunks; He wore only a pair of bathing -trunks.

trunks

سِرْوالُ سِبَاحَةٍ لِلرِجَال plavky badebukser Badehose σορτς bañador, trajes de baño uimahousut short de bain kupaće gaće calzoncini da bagno トランクス 남자 수영복 zwembroek badebukse kąpielówki calções de banho, sunga трусы badbyxor กางเกงว่ายน้ำชาย yüzücü şortu quần bơi của đàn ông 游泳裤
References in classic literature ?
For according to King Juba, the military elephants of antiquity often hailed the morning with their trunks uplifted in the profoundest silence.
They took the whipping-chains and rattled them in their trunks as they sidled up to Moti Guj, meaning to hustle him between them.
When, after weeks and weeks of cautious driving of scattered elephants across the hills, the forty or fifty wild monsters were driven into the last stockade, and the big drop gate, made of tree trunks lashed together, jarred down behind them, Kala Nag, at the word of command, would go into that flaring, trumpeting pandemonium (generally at night, when the flicker of the torches made it difficult to judge distances), and, picking out the biggest and wildest tusker of the mob, would hammer him and hustle him into quiet while the men on the backs of the other elephants roped and tied the smaller ones.
I'm going to pick by myself apart from all the rest, or else my efforts will make no show," he said, and he left the edge of the forest where they were walking on low silky grass between old birch trees standing far apart, and went more into the heart of the wood, where between the white birch trunks there were gray trunks of aspen and dark bushes of hazel.
Next, the crate was carried out to an express wagon and loaded in along with a number of trunks.
By the side of the path, on the dusty dry grass, all sorts of household goods lay in a heap: featherbeds, a samovar, icons, and trunks.
And now ensued the usual turmoil of landing--waiters running twenty ways at once--men tugging trunks, carpet-bags, boxes--women anxiously calling to their children, and everybody crowding in a dense mass to the plank towards the landing.
Next morning brought good news--our trunks had arrived from Hamburg at last.
Then they were all silent, looking at the river swirling past in front of them between the trunks of the trees until Mr.
The Cock, suspecting his civilities, said: "Sir, I wish you would do me the favor of going around to the hollow trunk below me, and waking my porter, so that he may open the door and let you in.
The animal was vainly trying with his trunk to disengage himself from the rope that attached him to the car.
The trunk has been kept in my room for safety; but I shall send it down here now.