I. truck 1 S2 W3 /trʌk/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Sense 1-3: Date: 1700-1800 ; Origin: truck 'small wheel' (17-21 centuries) , probably from Latin trochus 'circular iron band' , from Greek trochos 'wheel' ]
[ Sense 4: Date: 1800-1900 ; Origin: truck 'exchange, barter, communication' (16-19 centuries) , from truck 'to barter' (13-19 centuries) , from Old French troquer ]
1 . a large road vehicle used to carry goods SYN lorry British English :
a truck driver
pick-up/fork-lift/delivery etc truck (=large vehicles used for particular purposes)
His car was taken away on the back of a breakdown truck.
2 . British English a railway vehicle that is part of a train and carries goods SYN car American English :
3 . a simple piece of equipment on wheels used to move heavy objects
4 . have/hold/want no truck with somebody/something to refuse to be involved with someone or to accept an idea
II. truck 2 BrE AmE verb American English
1 . [transitive] ( also truck in ) to take something somewhere by truck:
They ordered sand to be trucked in from the desert.
2 . [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] spoken to go, move, or travel quickly:
We were trucking on down to Jack’s place.
3 . get trucking spoken to leave
4 . keep on trucking spoken used to encourage someone to continue what they are doing, especially in the 1970s