1. n. & v.
1. Brit. an open railway wagon for carrying freight.
2 esp. US a vehicle for carrying heavy goods; a lorry.
3 a vehicle for transporting troops, supplies, etc.
4 a railway bogie.
5 a wheeled stand for transporting goods.
6 a Naut. a wooden disc at the top of a mast with holes for halyards. b a small solid wheel.
1. tr. convey on or in a truck.
2 intr. US drive a truck.
3 intr. US sl. proceed; go, stroll.
Etymology: perh. short for TRUCKLE in sense 'wheel, pulley' 2. n. & v.
1. dealings; exchange, barter.
2 small wares.
3 US market-garden produce (truck farm).
4 colloq. odds and ends.
5 hist. the payment of workers in kind.
--v.tr. & intr. archaic barter, exchange.
Phrases and idioms:
have no truck with avoid dealing with.
Etymology: ME f. OF troquer (unrecorded) trocare, of unkn. orig.