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Meaning of TRUCK

Pronunciation:  truk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
  3. [v]  convey (goods etc.) by truck; "truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"
 

TRUCK is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: hand truck, motortruck
 
 See Also: articulated lorry, automotive vehicle, bumper, camion, cart, dump truck, dumper, dustcart, fire engine, fire truck, garbage truck, go-cart, handcart, lorry, motor vehicle, pickup, pickup truck, pushcart, rig, roof, semi, sound truck, tailboard, tailgate, tip truck, tipper, tipper lorry, tipper truck, tow car, tow truck, tractor, tractor trailer, trailer truck, transport, transporter, trucking rig, van, wrecker

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Truck\, n. [L. trochus an iron hoop, Gr. ? a wheel, fr. ?
    to run. See {Trochee}, and cf. {Truckle}, v. i.]
    1. A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a
       small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun
       carriage.
    
    2. A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods,
       stone, and other heavy articles.
    
             Goods were conveyed about the town almost
             exclusively in trucks drawn by dogs.  --Macaulay.
    
    3. (Railroad Mach.) A swiveling carriage, consisting of a
       frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary
       boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a
       locomotive or a car; -- sometimes called bogie in England.
       Trucks usually have four or six wheels.
    
    4. (Naut.)
       (a) A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a
           masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards
           through.
       (b) A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or
           disk-shaped, used for various purposes.
    
    5. A freight car. [Eng.]
    
    6. A frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various
       purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  2. \Truck\, v. t.
    To transport on a truck or trucks.
    
    
  3. \Truck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trucked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {trucking}.] [OE. trukken,F. troquer; akin to Sp. & Pg.
    trocar; of uncertain origin.]
    To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck
    knives for gold dust.
    
          We will begin by supposing the international trade to
          be in form, what it always is in reality, an actual
          trucking of one commodity against another. --J. S.
                                                   Mill.
    
    
  4. \Truck\, v. i.
    To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal.
    
          A master of a ship, who deceived them under color of
          trucking with them.                      --Palfrey.
    
          Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster.
                                                   --Burke.
    
          To truck and higgle for a private good.  --Emerson.
    
    
  5. \Truck\, n. [Cf. F. troc.]
    1. Exchange of commodities; barter. --Hakluyt.
    
    2. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade;
       small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden
       vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]
    
    3. The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; --
       called also {truck system}.
    
    {Garden truck}, vegetables raised for market. [Colloq.] [U.
       S.]
    
    {Truck farming}, raising vegetables for market: market
       gardening. [Colloq. U. S.]
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a truck in your dream, implies that you are overworked. You may be taking on too many tasks and responsibilities and are weighing you down. On a side note, pregnant women often dream of trucks or driving trucks. This may be a metaphor of the load they are are carrying or an expression of their changing bodies.
 

 

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