Meaning of TRUCK in English

truck 1

— truckable , adj.

/truk/ , n.

1. any of various forms of vehicle for carrying goods and materials, usually consisting of a single self-propelled unit but also often composed of a trailer vehicle hauled by a tractor unit.

2. any of various wheeled frames used for transporting heavy objects.

3. Also called hand truck . a barrowlike frame with low wheels, a ledge at the bottom, and handles at the top, used to move heavy luggage, packages, cartons, etc.

4. a low, rectangular frame on which heavy boxes, crates, trunks, etc., are moved; a dolly.

5. a tiered framework on casters.

6. a group of two or more pairs of wheels in one frame, for supporting one end of a railroad car, locomotive, etc.

7. Motion Pictures. a dolly on which a camera is mounted.

8. Brit. a freight car having no top.

9. a small wooden wheel, cylinder, or roller, as on certain old-style gun carriages.

10. Naut. a circular or square piece of wood fixed on the head of a mast or the top of a flagstaff, usually containing small holes for signal halyards.


11. to transport by truck.

12. to put on a truck.

13. dolly (def. 11).


14. to convey articles or goods on a truck.

15. to drive a truck.

16. dolly (def. 12).


17. of, pertaining to, or for a truck or trucks: a truck drive; truck tires.

[ 1605-15; back formation from truckle wheel. See TRUCKLE 2 ]

truck 2

/truk/ , n.

1. vegetables raised for the market.

2. miscellaneous articles of little worth; odds and ends.

3. Informal. trash or rubbish: That's a lot of truck.

4. Informal. dealings: I'll have no truck with him.

5. barter.

6. a bargain or deal.

7. the payment of wages in goods instead of money.

8. See truck system .


9. to exchange; trade; barter.


10. to exchange commodities; barter.

11. to traffic; have dealings.

[ 1175-1225; ME trukien to exchange troquer to exchange ]

truck 3

/truk/ , n.

1. a shuffling jitterbug step.


2. to dance with such steps.

3. Slang. to walk or stroll, esp. in a jaunty manner: trucking down the avenue on a Sunday afternoon.

[ 1935-40; special use of TRUCK 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .