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Definition of Truck


  1. A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage.
  2. A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles.
  3. A swiveling carriage, consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a locomotive or a car; -- sometimes called bogie in England. Trucks usually have four or six wheels.
  4. A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through.
  5. A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk-shaped, used for various purposes.
  6. A freight car.
  7. A frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.
  8. To transport on a truck or trucks.
  9. To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust.
  10. To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal.
  11. Exchange of commodities; barter.
  12. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market.
  13. The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; -- called also truck system.

Truck Quotations

Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what's going to happen.
Morgan Freeman

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.
Tim Allen

You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.
Jeff Foxworthy

From 1965 to 1974, I served the best possible apprenticeship for an actor. I learned firsthand how a truck driver lives, what a bartender does, how a salesman thinks. I had to make a life inside those jobs, not just pretend.
Brian Dennehy

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
B. C. Forbes
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Truck Translations

truck in Afrikaans is vragmotor
truck in Danish is lastvogn
truck in Dutch is vrachtauto, truck, vrachtwagen
truck in Finnish is kuorma-auto
truck in French is camiono, camion
truck in German is Lastwagen
truck in Italian is camion
truck in Norwegian is lastebil
truck in Swedish is lastbil, transportera
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