trunks


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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 ?
Then they were all silent, looking at the river swirling past in front of them between the trunks of the trees until Mr.
All this passed in a moment, while trunks were being hustled off, hackman paid, and while a crowd, of all ages and sizes,--men, women, and children,--came running through the galleries, both above and below to see Mas'r come in.
Next morning brought good news--our trunks had arrived from Hamburg at last.
One of his fore-paws slipped out through the slats or bars and rested on the bottom of the wagon where the trunks were squeaking, screeching, and jigging.
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. On the ground, beside the trunks, sat a thin woman no longer young, with long, prominent upper teeth, and wearing a black cloak and cap.
Little Toomai looked, holding his breath, with his eyes starting out of his head, and as he looked, more and more and more elephants swung out into the open from between the tree trunks. Little Toomai could only count up to ten, and he counted again and again on his fingers till he lost count of the tens, and his head began to swim.
"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.
They took the whipping-chains and rattled them in their trunks as they sidled up to Moti Guj, meaning to hustle him between them.
It was in a lodging-house in Mission Street, where he had been called to take a trunk into storage.
The warrior screamed, and as he screamed, the sinuous trunk encircled him, lifted him high above the ground, and hurled him far after the fleeing crowd.
The band pressed against the tree, and closely embracing it, yields a pretty firm support; while with the arms clasped about the trunk, and at regular intervals sustaining the body, the feet are drawn up nearly a yard at a time, and a corresponding elevation of the hands immediately succeeds.
From trunk to trunk the creature flitted like a deer, running manlike on two legs, but unlike any man that I had ever seen, stooping almost double as it ran.