Meaning of TRUNK in English

TRUNK

transcription, транскрипция: [ trʌŋk ]

( trunks)

1.

The trunk of a tree is the large main stem from which the branches grow.

...the gnarled trunk of a birch tree.

N-COUNT : usu N of n , n N

2.

A trunk is a large, strong case or box used for storing things or for taking on a journey.

N-COUNT

3.

An elephant’s trunk is its very long nose that it uses to lift food and water to its mouth.

N-COUNT : usu with poss

4.

The trunk of a car is a covered space at the back or front in which you put luggage or other things. ( AM; in BRIT, use boot )

N-COUNT

5.

Trunks are shorts that a man wears when he goes swimming.

= swimming trunks

N-PLURAL

6.

Your trunk is the central part of your body, from your neck to your waist. ( FORMAL )

N-COUNT : usu sing

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