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Definitions of truck

  1. 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. an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
  3. convey ( goods etc.) by truck; " truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"
  4. A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically ( Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage.
  5. A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles.
  6. A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through.
  7. A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk- shaped, used for various purposes.
  8. To transport on a truck or trucks.
  9. To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust.
  10. To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal.
  11. Exchange of commodities; barter.
  12. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market.
  13. 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.
  14. A frame on low wheels or rollers; - used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.
  15. The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; - called also truck system.
  16. A wheeled vehicle for carrying heavy goods; a strong frame on wheels, used for baggage in railroad stations, etc.; a frame mounted on wheels to carry and guide one end of a locomotive, a railroad car, or a street car; vegetables raised for the market; as, garden truck; colloquially, useless articles or rubbish; a large motor vehicle used for the delivery and transportation of goods.
  17. To carry by means of such a vehicle; peddle or sell, as from door to door.
  18. To barter or exchange goods, etc.
  19. To traffic by exchange.
  20. Exchange of goods: barter.
  21. A wheel: a railway hand vehicle for heavy articles: a platform running on wheels: a small wooden cap at the top of a mast or flagstaff: a strong heavy wagon for heavy loads, usually with two wide wheels: two pairs of car wheels joined on the same frame: garden vegetables.
  22. Barter; a low cart; cap at the head of a mast.
  23. To barter; peddle.
  24. Commodities, as garden produce, for sale.
  25. To cart about on a truck; drive a truck.
  26. A stout vehicle for moving freight, etc.
  27. A set of wheels or runners bearing a swiveling frame.
  28. A disk; wheel.
  29. A small wheel; a low carriage for carrying goods, stone, & c.; a railway wagon for heavy goods; a frame on wheels; a low wooden wheel for the carriage of cannon; a small wooden cap at the summit of a flag- staff or mast- head.
  30. To exchange; to give in exchange.
  31. To send by truck.
  32. To exchange commodities; to barter.
  33. The radical meaning of the word is, a knock, a blow, then a piece of business; to exchange; to barter or give in exchange.
  34. A small wooden wheel; a sort of platform running upon wheels or tracks; a small solid wheel for ordnance; a cylinder; the round disc at the top of a mast; a railway waggon for the conveyance of goods.
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Usage examples for truck

  1. We don't need a lot of truck this trip." – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  2. Wethers in wool were going as high as thirteen to fifteen shillings at the Homebush yards at Sydney, so I arranged to truck the sheep down from the river by rail, with another small lot that was going, and I started James off with them. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  3. Said you bought sass'p'rilla and all kind of truck. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  4. See here, Professor, says I, you ain't mistakin' this studio apartment for a New Jersey truck- farm, are you! – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  5. It would almost seem as if they would be tired enough when they got here, to not want to disemmark themselves and their truck, and then imegiatly embark agin on a periongor or wagon, or car, or sunthin, and go a- trailin' off thousands of milds further. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  6. He thought he had been moved on this truck many miles, but in truth the stove had been only taken from the railway- station to a shop in the Marienplatz. – The Nürnberg Stove by Louisa de la Ramé (AKA Ouida)
  7. The Truck Act and Employers' Liability Act apply to male adult labour. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  8. Then he got in the truck beside the driver and waved for Jimmy to come along. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  9. Well, I did so, and went on to Petersburg, where I sold my truck. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  10. A truck horse had fallen. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  11. From the sound of the engine they decided that it must be a truck and that it might round the curve at a fast speed. – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. Now we're near the spot and have the truck, let's play the chance for all it's worth. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  13. His life was just a rare- bit dream, where some one Seems like to fall before a truck or train- Instead he walks across them. – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters
  14. " Drivin' a dinner truck around might not appeal to her. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  15. Why, once a man down in Glen City was driving a big flock along when around a turn in the road came a motor- truck. – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  16. You usedn't to take any truck of him, yourself, at the beginning. – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
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