Crossword clues for truck
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lorrie \Lor"rie\, Lorry \Lor"ry\, n.; pl. Lorries. [Prob. from lurry to pull or lug.]
A small cart or wagon moving on rails, as those used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
A motorized wheeled land vehicle, esp. a large one, with a cab for the driver and a separate rear compartment for transporting freight; called truck in the U. S. [Brit.]
a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides. [WordNet sense 1]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"vehicle," 1610s, originally "small wheel" (especially one on which the carriages of a ship's guns were mounted), probably from Latin trochus "iron hoop," from Greek trokhos "wheel," from trekhein "to run" (see truckle (n.)). Sense extended to "cart for carrying heavy loads" (1774), then in American English to "motor vehicle for carrying heavy loads" (1913), a shortened form of motor truck in this sense (1901).\n\nThere have also been lost to the enemy 6,200 guns, 2,550 tanks and 70,000 trucks, which is the American name for lorries, and which, I understand, has been adopted by the combined staffs in North-West Africa in exchange for the use of the word petrol in place of gasolene.
[Winston Churchill, address to joint session of U.S. Congress, May 19, 1943]\nTruck stop is attested from 1956.
"to exchange, barter," early 13c., from Old North French troquer "to barter, exchange," from Medieval Latin trocare "barter," of unknown origin. Rare before 16c. Sense of "have dealings with" is first recorded 1610s. The noun is first recorded 1550s, "act or practice of barter." Sense of "vegetables raised for market" is from 1784, preserved in truck farm (1866).
"to convey on a truck," 1809, from truck (n.). Verbal meaning "dance, move in a cool way," first attested 1935, from popular dance of that name in U.S., supposedly introduced at Cotton Club, 1933. Related: Trucked; trucking.
1530s, "act or practice of barter, trading by exchange," from French troque, from troquer (see truck (v.1)). Sense of "dealings" is from 1620s. "Exchange of commodities, barter," then "commodities for barter and exchange." In this sense the word was given a wide use in 19c. American English: "Truck at first meant market-garden produce; then it came to mean stuff in general, including 'doctor-stuff.' SPUN TRUCK is knitting work" [Thornton, "American Glossary," 1912]. Sense of "vegetables raised for market" is from 1784, preserved in truck farm (1866).
Etymology 1 alt. 1 (context intransitive now chiefly dialectal English) To fail; run out; run short; be unavailable; diminish; abate. 2 (context intransitive now chiefly dialectal English) To give in; give way; knuckle under; truckle. 3 (context intransitive now chiefly dialectal English) To deceive; cheat; defraud. vb. 1 (context intransitive now chiefly dialectal English) To fail; run out; run short; be unavailable; diminish; abate. 2 (context intransitive now chiefly dialectal English) To give in; give way; knuckle under; truckle. 3 (context intransitive now chiefly dialectal English) To deceive; cheat; defraud. Etymology 2
n. 1 A small wheel or roller, specifically the wheel of a gun-carriage. 2 The ball on top of a flagpole. 3 (context nautical English) On a wooden mast, a circular disc (or sometimes a rectangle) of wood near or at the top of the mast, usually with holes or sheaves to reeve signal halyards; also a temporary or emergency place for a lookout. "Main" refers to the mainmast, whereas a ''truck'' on another mast may be called (on the mizzenmast, for example) "mizzen-truck". 4 (context countable uncountable US Australia English) A semi-tractor ("semi") trailer; (context British English) a lorry. 5 Any motor vehicle designed for carrying cargo, including delivery vans, pickups, and other motorized vehicles (including passenger autos) fitted with a bed designed to carry goods. 6 A garden cart, a two-wheeled wheelbarrow. 7 A small wagon or cart, of various designs, pushed or pulled by hand or (context obsolete English) pulled by an animal, as with those in hotels for moving luggage, or in libraries for transporting books. 8 A pantechnicon (removal van). 9 (context UK rail transport English) A flatbed railway car. 10 A pivoting frame, one attached to the bottom of the bed of a railway car at each end, that rests on the axle and which swivels to allow the axle (at each end of which is a solid wheel) to turn with curves in the track. The axle on many types of railway car is not attached to the truck and relies on gravity to remain within the truck's brackets (on the truck's base) that hold the axle in place 11 The part of a skateboard or roller skate that joins the wheels to the deck, consisting of a hanger, baseplate, kingpin, and bushings, and sometimes mounted with a riser in between. 12 (context theater English) A platform with wheels or casters. 13 dirt or other messiness. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To drive a truck. 2 (context transitive English) To convey by truck. 3 (context intransitive US slang 1960s English) To travel or live contentedly. 4 (context intransitive US slang 1960s English) To persist, to endure. 5 (context intransitive film production English) To move a camera parallel to the movement of the subject. 6 (context transitive slang English) To run over or through a tackler in American football. Etymology 3
vb. (context transitive UK dialectal Scotland English) To tread (down); stamp on; trample (down). Etymology 4
Pertaining to a garden patch or truck garden. n. 1 (context obsolete often used in plural sense English) Small, humble items; things, often for sale or barter. 2 (context US English) Garden produce, groceries (see truck garden). 3 (context usually with negative English) Social intercourse; dealings, relationships. v
1 (context transitive English) To trade, exchange; barter. 2 (context intransitive English) To engage in commerce; to barter or deal. 3 (context intransitive English) To have dealings or social relationships with; to engage with.
v. convey (goods etc.) by truck; "truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"
A truck is a vehicle for carrying goods and materials. Truck or trucks may also refer to:
Truck was a pop group from Malaysia, consisting of three members from another Malaysian band The October Cherries. The members were Diaz and two brothers by the surname of Shotam (first names not known). Their only release, Surprise, Surprise, was issued on Baal Records in 1974 and was heavily influenced by The Beatles and reminiscent of the music recorded by Peru's We All Together around the same time.
Surprise, Surprise was officially re-issued on CD and LP by Spanish label Guerssen Records in 2004.
A truck ( United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Pakistan; also called a lorry in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, and India) is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to an automobile. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful, and may be configured to mount specialized equipment, such as in the case of fire trucks and concrete mixers and suction excavators.
Modern trucks are largely powered by diesel engines, although small to medium size trucks with gasoline engines exist in the US. In the European Union, vehicles with a gross combination mass of up to are known as light commercial vehicles, and those over as large goods vehicles.
A truck is a nautical term for a wooden ball, disk, or bun-shaped cap at the top of a mast, with holes in it through which flag halyards are passed. Trucks are also used on wooden flagpoles, to prevent them from splitting.
Without a masthead truck, water could easily seep into the circular growth rings of a wooden mast. However, the grain in the truck is perpendicular to that of the mast, allowing the water to run off it.
Usage examples of "truck".
The three of us went first to check on the pool, and found it gratifying abrim with repulsive brown water, wide and deep enough to have submerged our truck.
Paul sat with the pamphlet on the platform, he had been gazing absently at the stalled truck from which the men had emerged.
Lead truck following Aby, rolling down to the fatal turn, where the woods came near the road.
I walked over to her bed and collapsed on it, and the next thing I knew she was shaking my shoulder and telling me that it was six in the morning and it was time to take the truck back to the Acme Fertilizer Company and make another pick-up.
He adjusted his aerator more comfortably and climbed into the waiting truck.
A tremendous squeal of tires was followed by a deadening crash as the Alfa hit the truck full on.
The Shadow too had seen the empty truck and knew that the side issue of the stolen alumite had become a portion of the major quest, the finding of The Harlequin!
In 1976, a tank truck went off an elevated freeway, exploded and released 19 tons of anhydrous ammonia, killing seven people.
They went there and found a truck loaded with crates from the Argyle collection.
Rue de la Grande-Truanderie, Ascan turned into a passage so narrow that a truck would not have squeezed through.
A cheaper method, that of cramming victims into trucks and killing them with engine exhaust, was judged unsatisfactory because not enough victims could be asphyxiated at one time.
You show up in a beaner truck loaded with bullet holes and you might just disappear.
I wonder if David Westin would be so Swiss if someone had asked what he thought about what those vicious white bigots in Texas did to James Byrd, dragging him to his death from the back of a pickup truck?
There had been no sign of the Bimbo Bread truck, which had compelled them, for some strange reason, to leap into traffic, risking their very lives.
I was merely repeating the stories going around that a man very much resembling the Vice-President of the United States was seen in the city driving a Bimbo Bread truck.