Definition of artic in English:

artic

Line breaks: artic
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːtɪk
 
/

noun

British informal
  • An articulated lorry.
    More 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.

Origin

1950s: abbreviation.

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