truck

truck
truck
truck1 [truk]
n.
[< ? L trochus, a hoop < Gr trochos, a wheel, disk: see TROCHE]
1. Historical a small, solid wheel or roller, esp. one for a gun carriage
2. a small, wooden block or disk with holes for halyards, esp. one at the top of a flagpole or mast
3. a kind of barrow, consisting of an open frame with a pair of wheels at one end and handles at the other, used to carry trunks, crates, etc.: also called hand truck
4. any of various low frames or platforms on wheels, sometimes motor-driven, for carrying heavy articles, as in a warehouse
5. an automotive vehicle for hauling loads along highways, streets, etc.; motor truck
6. a swiveling frame with two or more pairs of wheels, usually provided with brakes and springs, forming the wheel unit under each end of a railroad car, streetcar, etc.
7. Brit. an open railroad freight car
vt.
to carry or transport on a truck or trucks
vi.
1. to do trucking
2. to drive a truck as one's work
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☆ truck on down or truck down
Slang to walk in a carefree, leisurely manner; stroll
truck2 [truk]
vt., vi.
[ME trukken < MFr troquer, to exchange, barter < ?]
1. to exchange; barter
2. Rare to peddle
n.
[Anglo-Fr truke < MFr troque < the v.]
1. BARTER
2. payment of wages in goods produced instead of money
3. small commercial articles
4. small articles of little value
5. vegetables raised for sale in markets
6. Informal dealings [have no further truck with them]
7. Informal trash; rubbish

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