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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a delivery truck (also delivery van British English)
▪ Just then a delivery truck stopped outside.
a taxi/bus/truck etc driver
▪ Car drivers face a new daily charge to enter the capital.
a truck/vehicle convoy
▪ The troops' truck convoy was travelling along the edge of the desert.
breakdown truck
cattle truck
diesel car/truck etc
dump truck
dumper truck
fire truck
fork-lift truck
garbage truck
panel truck
pick-up truck
salt truck
truck farm
truck stop
▪ It drew her to a big yellow truck, where a dark scarf of smoke tugged across the pavement.
▪ The next night a big truck pulled into the overgrown pecan orchard behind the house.
▪ We haven't got enough room to manoevre these big trucks.
▪ Lots of big white trucks out there.
▪ There were dinosaurs painted in lurid green and red, and two big yellow Tonka trucks.
▪ A big shiny pickup truck crammed with men in base-ball caps slowed down and took a look at me.
▪ Some late night joy-riding fool of a soldier ripping up the beach with his big truck tyres?
▪ Here the big trucks roared, wham, and inside two minutes one of them cranked to a stop for me.
▪ They came with two flatbed trucks and they emptied the apartment.
▪ Several at the scene said low flatbed trucks had been stuck at the crossing in the past.
▪ It would add 60 plus heavy trucks to the traffic for the five years plus of the construction.
▪ Even heavy trucks and buses are prohibited; they are confined to the Shenandoah Valley on the opposite side of the mountains.
▪ Fire officials said they believe the blaze originated in the destroyed heavy rescue squad truck but had not pinpointed a cause Friday.
▪ The blaze of light behind the trucks washed out all detail.
▪ Today, nearly one of every two vehicles is a light truck.
▪ Put brightly colored warning labels on new airbag-equipped cars and light trucks beginning in 90 days.
▪ Most of the 624, 929 automobiles and 97, 041 light trucks in the area will pass the test.
▪ Consider: -- Yesterday, Ford announced $ 600 rebates on nearly every car and light truck it sells.
▪ What for example is the market value of a three-year old mainframe computer, or a seven-year old fork-lift truck?
▪ Terry and Ponzo came back and we rattled off in the old truck to meet Rickey.
▪ At least that humiliating old truck would not be parked outside her door when the girls arrived.
▪ He gave a little wave to a man sitting on the bumper of an old Ford truck.
▪ Four old panel trucks sit shoulder to shoulder, looking like an art installation.
▪ Edward allegedly was repairing an old truck in a field near the woods.
▪ His old black truck shimmied as it backed into the Fermoyles' driveway.
▪ We sat in the old truck, cursing.
▪ In half an hour only one small truck passed, a satellite dish rocking in the back.
▪ The Ford-Madza plant, to be located about 120 miles southeast of Bangkok, will produce mostly small pickup trucks.
▪ These new owners transport the women in small trucks or cars to the border with Bosnia.
▪ Certainly, small pickup trucks are similar in some respects to station wagons.
▪ The Marines had sent her off in a small wooden-bedded truck that seemed to have no springs or shock-absorbers whatsoever.
▪ Leese had called operations on the way in, and they sent a small truck to pick us up.
▪ The occasional small truck rumbled along the riverside going towards the central market.
▪ A dispatcher for a small fleet of trucks, he found it hard not to get rattled when the calls piled up.
▪ This, investigators say, links him to the truck bomb blast.
▪ It withdrew shortly after 241 marines were killed in a single truck bomb attack on their barracks.
▪ What better way to transport escapees south than in the delivery trucks?
▪ A few weeks back, one of her delivery trucks got broadsided outside the restaurant.
▪ They were slow, unglamorous, seagoing delivery trucks, but they were also ideal as electronic snoopers.
▪ They settled in San Diego, where Swensson drove a bread delivery truck.
▪ Many of you ate behind the wheel of your car or delivery truck.
▪ Huge, ancient diesel trucks lumbered through the crowd between tractors and horse-drawn carts.
▪ I remember hot, still electric-storm afternoons when jackrabbits ran under Diesel truck wheels.
▪ Because many diesel trucks travel across state lines and are registered outside Arizona, they are harder to regulate than gasoline-powered vehicles.
▪ At first glance, he resembled a truck driver, or perhaps a mercenary soldier.
▪ Fork truck driver not looking where going. 24.
▪ Also patron of bachelors, bus drivers, motorists, travelers, truck drivers; he is invoked against nightmares.
▪ That truck driver tried to kill us - and he knew where to locate us exactly.
▪ Elvis Presley was a truck driver.
▪ The truck driver leaned out the window and asked where they wanted their ocean.
▪ When I go home I have a job as a truck driver.
▪ The recession has taken its toll of lorries, dump trucks and commercial reps' company cars.
▪ Landfills had filled, and there was nowhere to dump the dump trucks.
▪ The city crews started downtown, clearing the streets and salting them and loading snow into dump trucks.
▪ A fire truck or an ambulance whoops somewhere beyond the window, adding cruelly to my unease.
▪ Outside my window, fire trucks whine, up Eighth Avenue.
▪ The entire park had taken on an eerie red glow from the flashing sirens of the half dozen fire trucks parked alongside.
▪ In fact, Mr and Mrs Claus are slated to arrive via fire truck to meet their vast sea of little fans.
▪ The longer ambulance response is somewhat offset by having paramedics assigned to all fire trucks, Meoli said.
▪ But when I came to retrieve her, my way was blocked by paramedics and fire trucks.
▪ He and his neighbors bought a fire truck to protect their area, but the neighbors got cold feet.
▪ Put a David Smith out for the garbage truck to haul off?
▪ At Twentieth and Blake he saw a man swabbing a garbage truck.
▪ The threat is as if a garbage truck had overturned and dumped wilted intellectual lettuce on bystanders.
▪ Sunlight coming through a nearby window or the sound of an early morning garbage truck can disturb a light sleeper.
▪ And putting it in an alley can cause garbage trucks to sink up to their axles.
▪ So he bought this old Dodge and washed it Howard stared at the garbage truck cruising slowly down the street.
▪ They'd had a huge fork lift truck on the roof where they stored materials.
▪ Banker says no pickup truck or tractor.
▪ The driver of a pickup truck crossed the center line and struck us head-on.
▪ A pickup truck with a plow rolled by, driven by a long-haired man and his little boy.
▪ Among the trees on the road far below, he made out a yellow pickup truck.
▪ Cook agreed happily, but only if he could follow the bus in his pickup truck.
▪ A man beside a pickup truck was standing alongside the road, twirling a radio antenna.
▪ A fourth said he ran over the cat with a pickup truck.
▪ In the front, on another video screen, three well-built specimens cavorted on the tailgate of a pickup truck.
▪ We took the Neche-Pembina exit into a truck stop.
▪ But he was walking to a truck stop across the street, probably getting something to eat during his break.
▪ Actually, he met her at a truck stop where she was a runaway.
▪ More commonly, the partners sold it when the driver had enough money to buy a truck of his own.
▪ Then we got bigger ideas and bought our truck.
▪ He had sold all his sheep and bought a truck, and was trying to convince others that they should follow suit.
▪ He and his neighbors bought a fire truck to protect their area, but the neighbors got cold feet.
▪ To combat fires, they buy more fire trucks.
▪ They bought a truck and proceeded to drum up business.
▪ Half the Marinites out there are on the phone, and nowadays these people buy giant designer trucks.
▪ You're way too smart to be driving a truck.
▪ Bruce drove the truck behind us.
▪ Not to mention three more years of driving a truck.
▪ I drive a truck, I enjoy skiing and camping and that's about it.
▪ Her husband drove a truck, ferrying cotton workers from the highlands down to the coast and back.
▪ Personally, I drive a pick-up truck.
▪ One night he was driving a truck when he saw a girl and stopped.
▪ We loaded the trucks up again and at 5.00 am on 27 December 1984, we left.
▪ She tested a couple aluminum bats as the equipment was loaded into trucks.
▪ When the first container was loaded on to a truck it was so heavy all four tyres promptly exploded.
▪ The sirens went off, and we were loaded into trucks and told we were going out there as a reaction force.
▪ And his foreman makes sure the containers are loaded on to the trucks and dumped over the border.
▪ The boat broke up and Roman used the lumber to make a ramp to load hogs on the truck.
▪ Crews are compressing, baling and then loading the tires on to trucks for a six-hour drive to an Arizona recycler.
▪ She watched her husband and a Home of Guiding Hands work crew carry out their other belongings and load them into trucks.
▪ The chatter of playing children drifted over from the tent village beside the rows of parked trucks.
▪ It was quite accidental that we planted Cleveland sage, a shrubby California native, next to where I park the truck.
▪ We park the truck just past Wino Tank and begin hiking up the canyon.
▪ Earl Varney parked his truck in front of the first of the sedans from Rehoboth.
▪ Resler and I jumped out while Leese and Nate went to park the truck.
▪ Neeson was able to climb back to the road and flag down a passing truck.
▪ On a two-lane in western Ohio, I begin to pass a pickup truck with a slatted wooden enclosure on the bed.
▪ I passed a military truck in the hedge.
▪ Attempting to pass a truck, he veered too close and scraped the outstretched arm of one of the girls.
▪ Ram Rahim was still overloaded and by now so terrified that he shied at passing trucks.
▪ They waved to no one who might have waved off the various porches or through the windshields of the passing trucks.
▪ So we had to rent a forklift truck from somewhere, then manhandle the saw into the workshop.
▪ Pieces from the inside of the rented Ryder truck box.
▪ After a few days of traveling on the bus without the family car, they rented a pickup truck.
▪ So they rented a truck and drove through the countryside around the Cusiana prospect.
a bus load/car load/truck load etc
▪ a garbage truck
▪ You can borrow my truck to go to the store.
▪ Branches scraping the truck again, a grinding downshift into first: and the truck jarring itself over dirt.
▪ Corporal Pocock found a rifle and hid by the wheel of a truck.
▪ I did not want to be sitting in my truck, waiting for a wolf to come by.
▪ The truck purred along the road, with the other truck following it.
▪ There was a truck parked in front of the quarry.
▪ There was an odd-shaped room, not a lot bigger than the cab of the truck itself.
▪ Why would a family minivan be called a truck?
▪ If their cargo is destined for cities further away, it is shifted on to a U. S. truck.
▪ Some Texas ranchers are having hay trucked in from Colorado.
▪ We truck through deserted commuter villages.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lorrie \Lor"rie\, Lorry \Lor"ry\, n.; pl. Lorries. [Prob. from lurry to pull or lug.]

  1. 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.

  2. 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.]

    Syn: camion.

  3. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  1. n. an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling [syn: motortruck]

  2. 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 [syn: hand truck]


v. convey (goods etc.) by truck; "truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"

Truck (disambiguation)

A truck is a vehicle for carrying goods and materials. Truck or trucks may also refer to:

Truck (band)

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.

Truck (rigging)

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.