Definition of truckload in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌkləʊd/


1A quantity of goods that can be transported in a truck: a truckload of chemicals
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  • These people were coming in with carloads, truckloads and horse-trailer loads.
  • A truckload of plutonium waste has been hijacked on the waterfront.
  • A truckload of troops was immediately sent to cordon off the area.
1.1 (a truckload/truckloads of) informal A large quantity or number of something: the government had ploughed truckloads of money into this land
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  • The non-voting stock started at less than 30 per cent of the total almost 10 years ago but Rupert has been dumping his own holdings and issuing truckloads of new non-voting shares to fund an array of takeovers.
  • The rest of the party had to avoid embarrassing its nominee with old-fashioned liberal slogans or intemperate attacks on the president, which it did with the help of truckloads of alcohol.
  • That said, there aren't exactly truckloads of employment opportunities out there for girls who haven't yet hit 16.


by the truckload

informal In large quantities or numbers: he had charm by the truckload
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  • We scrutinise them on the telly, murmuring, ‘Ooh, nice kitchen’ or ‘I wonder if that top's cashmere ’, and buy their books by the truckload.
  • He's always been good natured, has integrity by the truckload, and doesn't seem to toe his party's line.
  • I'm afraid we'll have to start buying water by the truckload again.
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