Definition of artic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːtɪk/

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British informal
An articulated lorry.
Example sentences
  • He estimated that in the region of 150 ‘super tractors, cement lorries, artics, ridge lorries and small building contractors,’ were using the roadway on a daily basis.
  • Once you get in there you forget you're sitting in the back of an artic lorry.
  • Passing artics is fine and I felt less vulnerable than I possibly might in something akin to a Caterham.


1950s: abbreviation.

Words that rhyme with artic

brick, chick, click, crick, flick, hand-pick, hic, hick, kick, lick, mick, miskick, nick, pic, pick, quick, rick, shtick, sic, sick, slick, snick, stick, thick, tic, tick, trick, Vic, wick

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