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1.A large, heavy road vehicle used for carrying goods, materials, or troops; a lorry.
‘Along the road was a steady stream of trucks and lorries, piled high with belongings, from bedding and clothing to cement mixers and furniture.'
‘One bomb destroyed a truck carrying troops, and the other went off in a ruined church where the survivors took cover.'
‘Because this road is used by so many commercial vehicles, many trucks pass along the road each day.'
‘The MoD has ordered 348 tanker trucks to carry fuel and water along roads to frontline troops.'
‘We expected to see great convoys of lorries and trucks emblazoned with UN initials juddering down the coastal road bearing relief and building materials.'
2.A railway vehicle for carrying freight, especially a small open one.
‘The boxes are given to families many of whom are living in appalling conditions such as old railway trucks, buildings partly destroyed by shellfire and in extreme cases, sewers.'
‘The locomotive and six trucks are lying alongside the tracks after crashing into boulders on the line.'
‘When I was a kid straight out of high school, I went to work for a large supply house unloading trucks and boxcars.'
‘The four trucks derailed at 11.15 am when a locomotive was shunting 29 trucks backwards in preparation to leave for Johannesburg later.'
‘The second piece was considerably smaller, an L-shaped piece of steel which wooden boards would have slotted into to make the bottom and side of a railway truck.'
3.A low flat-topped trolley used for moving heavy items.
‘We offer a range of warehouse equipment, including reach trucks, stackers, powered pallet trucks, order pickers and turret trucks.'
‘Here we discuss an accident that occurred in a warehouse due to the negligence of a forklift truck driver.'
‘Your job as a forklift truck operator would be to load and unload goods deliveries, and move them to and from storage areas in a warehouse or depot.'
4.A railway bogie.
‘It was discouraging to find that even in the lightweight era a set of trucks weighed nearly 10 tons each and equaled one-third of the car's total weight.'
‘Later versions used ‘bogies' or special trucks in place of tires.'
‘He has a line on a set of trucks - the wheels and suspension that a railcar rides on - that would fit his car.'
‘This system uses specially reinforced and equipped highway trailers and ‘bogies', or special trucks.'
‘This car rides on a set of trucks built by the ERRS.'
5.Each of two axle units on a skateboard, to which the wheels are attached.
‘Then Luke built our four-man skateboard by putting trucks on the bottom of a plank of plywood.'
‘The axle of the truck is a rod the goes from one end of the hangar to the other and sticks out on both sides.'
‘I ride for Seek skateboards, Nike, Venture trucks, Gold wheels, and Traffic clothing.'
6.A wooden disc at the top of a ship's mast or flagstaff, with holes for halyards to slide through.
‘The ensign is flown from the peak or truck of the mast, except when directed to be flown at hair-mast.'
‘First, the sheaves at the masthead truck will need to be replaced because they're wire-sized and the new rope halyard will have a larger diameter.'
‘The main lifting halyard uses a single revolving truck/pulley, while the yard arm and gaff halyards are suspended by marine grade stainless steel pulleys.'
1.A wooden disc at the top of a ship's mast or flagstaff, with holes for halyards to slide through.
‘the food was trucked to St Petersburg'
2.Convey by truck.
‘That is taking a heavy toll on truckers and trucking companies.'
‘The first independent initiative required is an immediate bombing pause so food can be trucked in and delivered to the people.'
‘Prior to deregulation, trucking companies relied in large part on the owner-operators' ability to locate customers.'
‘Expect to see higher prices on everything from food to clothing as trucking companies, railroads, and air transport companies pass on their increased cost of doing business.'
3.Drive a truck.
‘private contractors were trucking for Denali'
‘He trucked for many years, hauling livestock and grain.'
‘He later moved to Winnipeg where he trucked for Allied Van Lines for 36 years, travelling most of North America.'
4.Go or proceed in a casual or leisurely way.
‘my mate walked confidently behind them and trucked on through!'
‘We trucked on through, and made it back....but it was not a pretty sight.'
‘He trucked on through the grass to the fans lining the sides and made sure that each person that wanted a picture or an autograph got one.'
1.Go or proceed in a casual or leisurely way.
‘Following Adam Smith, humans have a natural tendency to barter, truck, and trade.'
‘There was little currency available so that payment in kind, barter and truck were widespread.'
‘The urge to barter and truck was strong enough to push goods over two thousand miles.'
3.The payment of workers in kind or with vouchers rather than money.
‘Payment of wages in ″truck″ was abolished.'
‘Following a petition of some west-country weavers, an Act was passed in 1702 forbidding the payment of wages in truck.'
‘The Commissioners inquired into the truck system and how it applied to mining, and collected information on the arrestment of wages, which was considered just as injurious to the working-class in Scotland.'
5.Odds and ends.
6.Market-garden produce, especially vegetables.
‘a truck garden'
‘Though he lives within the city limits of Longview, he has seven or eight acres of land on which he grows truck garden crops.'
‘Later they tried organic truck crop production on the Frey farm, but this was difficult, being so far from urban areas.'
‘Farmers sold vegetables from their truck gardens at harvest time.'
‘There are fruit trees and a little truck garden.'
‘Usually it is the male members of the family who walk or transport the buffaloes into Bolu; it is men who purchase and who truck, barter and exchange the buffaloes.'