Meaning of TRUCK in English

TRUCK

/ trʌk; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

( especially NAmE ) = lorry :

a truck driver

2.

( BrE ) ( NAmE car ) an open railway vehicle for carrying goods or animals :

a cattle truck

3.

a vehicle that is open at the back, used for carrying goods, soldiers, animals, etc. :

a delivery / garbage / farm truck

4.

a vehicle for carrying things, that is pulled or pushed by hand

—see also forklift truck , pickup truck , salt truck

IDIOMS

- have / want no truck with sb/sth

■ verb

[ vn ] ( especially NAmE ) to take sth somewhere by truck

►  truck·ing noun [ U ]:

trucking companies

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English (denoting a solid wooden wheel): perhaps short for truckle in the sense wheel, pulley . The sense wheeled vehicle dates from the late 18th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.