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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 ?
Had it not been that their trunks took off some of the pressure of the coils you wouldn't have lasted a minute.
As he walked about the platform in his high-heeled boots, looking for our trunks, I saw that he was a rather slight man, quick and wiry, and light on his feet.
He could see it plainly between the gaunt trunks of the water-oaks and across the stretch of yellow camomile.
In a few moments a colt was seen gliding, like a fallow deer, among the straight trunks of the pines; and, in another instant, the person of the ungainly man, described in the preceding chapter, came into view, with as much rapidity as he could excite his meager beast to endure without coming to an open rupture.
Such as it is," responded Fairfax, with a shade of anxiety, as he glanced at the fresh and pretty costumes of the young women, and dubiously regarded the two Saratoga trunks resting hopelessly on the veranda.
But now her spirit resembled, in its potency, a minute quantity of ottar of rose in one of Hepzibah's huge, iron-bound trunks, diffusing its fragrance through the various articles of linen and wrought-lace, kerchiefs, caps, stockings, folded dresses, gloves, and whatever else was treasured there.
On one side of the church extends a wide woody dell, along which raves a large brook among broken rocks and trunks of fallen trees.
Still more, his very legs were marked, as if a parcel of dark green frogs were running up the trunks of young palms.
For according to King Juba, the military elephants of antiquity often hailed the morning with their trunks uplifted in the profoundest silence.
On the floor below four or five other girls sat upon trunks in the hall, making fun of the procession which filed by them.
The arrival of company at the house, the arranging of dinners and suppers "in style," awoke all the energies of her soul; and no sight was more welcome to her than a pile of travelling trunks launched on the verandah, for then she foresaw fresh efforts and fresh triumphs.
They say they got it out of the Middle Ages - out of a book - and it is all red and blue and white silks and satins and velvets; tights, trunks, sword, doublet with slashed sleeves, short cape, cap with just one feather in it; I've heard them name these things; they got them out of the book; she's dressed like a page, of old times, they say.