- 1A wheeled vehicle, in particular:More example sentences
- There will be classic and vintage cars, racing cars, go-carts, bikes, trucks, service vehicles and just about anything else with wheels.
- Buddhism and Hinduism mix, rendering a combination of symbols as displayed on temples, adorned entrances to homes and shops, and vehicles from trucks to rickshaws.
- The rescue operation caused a traffic jam of compassion in the area, where cranes, trucks, buses, police and fire vehicles wheeled around each other.
- 1.1A large road vehicle, used for carrying goods, materials, or troops; a lorry.More example sentences
- Since yesterday, we have seen a fair bit of traffic on the roads here and lorries and trucks carrying food, water, medicines.
- The highway roads carry cars and trucks from the suburbs into the city.
- A waste disposal lorry and a pick-up truck crashed on a narrow bridge, blocking a main road.
- 1.2British A railway vehicle for carrying freight, especially a small open one.More example sentences
- Graduating from high school in 1956, I went to work unloading freight from trucks and boxcars for $40 a week.
- In some European countries, if coal is transported in open railway trucks the top is sprayed with a solution of lime.
- From here the visitors were taken outside to the railway siding where railway trucks would deliver the raw materials and despatch the completed wireless telegraphy equipment.
- 1.3A low flat-topped trolley used for moving heavy items.More example sentences
- Here we discuss an accident that occurred in a warehouse due to the negligence of a forklift truck driver.
- We offer a range of warehouse equipment, including reach trucks, stackers, powered pallet trucks, order pickers and turret trucks.
- 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.
- 2A railway bogie.More example sentences
- Later versions used ‘bogies’ or special trucks in place of tires.
- A bogie is a British railway term for a wheeled truck or frame under a long carriage or engine that can swivel to help the vehicle around curves.
- This system uses specially reinforced and equipped highway trailers and ‘bogies’, or special trucks.
- 2.1Each of two axle units on a skateboard, to which the wheels are attached.More example sentences
- 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.
- 3A wooden disc at the top of a ship’s mast or flagstaff, with holes for halyards to slide through.More example sentences
- 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.
- 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 ensign is flown from the peak or truck of the mast, except when directed to be flown at hair-mast.
verb[with object and adverbial of direction] chiefly North American Back to top
- 1Convey by truck: the food was trucked to St Petersburg (as noun trucking) industries such as truckingMore example sentences
- The heavy trucking industry has shown a lot of interest in the process.
- The first independent initiative required is an immediate bombing pause so food can be trucked in and delivered to the people.
- In keeping with his relatively conservative economic philosophy, he deregulated the airline and trucking industries and took steps to decontrol the prices of natural gas and oil.
- 1.1 [no object] Drive a truck: private contractors were trucking for DenaliMore example sentences
- He later moved to Winnipeg where he trucked for Allied Van Lines for 36 years, travelling most of North America.
- He trucked for many years, hauling livestock and grain.
- 1.2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] • informal Go or proceed in a casual or leisurely way: my mate walked confidently behind them and trucked on through!More example sentences
- 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.
- We trucked on through, and made it back....but it was not a pretty sight.
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- The future of truckage companies lies in providing a more efficient and cost effective transport service.
- We are able to handle variety type of cargoes and we provide the most comprehensive truckage routing and costing programs to suit your needs.
- Throughout the volume, there are more general accounts of the form for merchandise, bills receivable and payable, cash, profit and loss, storage, and truckage.
Middle English (denoting a solid wooden wheel): perhaps short for truckle1 in the sense 'wheel, pulley'. The sense 'wheeled vehicle' dates from the late 18th century.
- 1 • archaic Barter.More example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1chiefly • historical The payment of workers in kind or with vouchers rather than money.More example sentences
- 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.
- Following a petition of some west-country weavers, an Act was passed in 1702 forbidding the payment of wages in truck.
- Payment of wages in "truck" was abolished.
- 3North American Market-garden produce, especially vegetables: [as modifier]: a truck gardenMore example sentences
- Farmers sold vegetables from their truck gardens at harvest time.
- Later they tried organic truck crop production on the Frey farm, but this was difficult, being so far from urban areas.
- There are fruit trees and a little truck garden.
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- Barter or exchange.More example sentences
- 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.
have (or want) no truck with
- Avoid or wish to avoid dealings or being associated with: we have no truck with that style of gutter journalismMore example sentences
- It suggests that speedy determination is something that future generations may not thank us for, and something that more thoughtful, mainstream architects should have no truck with.
- This means, among other things, having no truck with market research, PR companies, management consultants, etc.
- The junior minister had only just been telling us that she was having no truck with those that would claim ignorance at this stage of the game.
Middle English (as a verb): probably from Old French, of unknown origin; compare with medieval Latin trocare.