• Two girls looking thoughtful; one of them is sitting on a clothes trunk
    Two girls looking thoughtful; one of them is sitting on a clothes trunk
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Trunked Having (such) a trunk. "Thickset with strong and well- trunked trees."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Packing the go abroady trunk Packing the go abroady trunk
Watt's Half-Trunk Engine Watt's Half-Trunk Engine
Section of the Trunk Section of the Trunk
The elephant kneels after the dog bites its trunk The elephant kneels after the dog bites its trunk
flicker on tree trunk by hole flicker on tree trunk by hole
three nuthatches in tree, two of them upside down on trunk three nuthatches in tree, two of them upside down on trunk

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 1,600 people in North America have been victims of trunk entrapment (being locked inside of a car trunk)
    • trunked Having a trunk, in any sense: generally used in compounds.
    • trunked In heraldry: Having a trunk: used only when the trunk is of a different tincture from the rest of the bearing: as, a tree vert trunked azure.
    • trunked Couped of all its branches and roots—that is, having them cut short so as to show only stumps.
    • trunked Same as caboshed.
    • trunked Truncated; beheaded.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The trunk of an elephant can hold up to two gallons of water
    • Trunked having a trunk:
    • Trunked (Spens.) beheaded
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  • Lao-Tzu
    “A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. tronc—L. truncus, a stock—truncus, maimed.


In literature:

She struggled to hide them, and, excusing herself on the pretext of unpacking her trunks, started for the stairs.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
On they rushed, and now some dropped craftily behind lopped-off trunks of trees which were sprinkled plentifully about the clearing.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
He obeyed and I climbed down by his trunk.
"Kari the Elephant" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
She ran to the antechamber and looked for a little trunk which had come to the chateau with Madeleine: it was no longer there!
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Now how am I going to cut a hole in that trunk?
"The Ghost Breaker" by Paul Dickey
Miriam went after our trunks at daylight.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
This amount of money, though small, came just in the nick of time, because of the Saratoga-trunk scheme not proving a success.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
I can put it in the bottom of the old trunk where I keep my things and no one will ever know but you.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
One of the guides pointed to a tree-trunk with his spear, and a thrill went through the boys at sight of the fresh-rubbed bark.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
What possessed you to put your things into trunks of that sort?
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade

In poetry:

Drum, Brueder, bleibet euern Ahnen,
Die euch, so oft euch durstt, ermahnen,
An Treu und Trunke kindlich gleich.
Trinkt redlich aus und kuesset euch!
"Die Redlichkeit" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Now wider spread the waters to the eyes;
Now sparser grow the homesteads, scarcely seen,
Save where some roof or gaunt gray trunk may rise
Against the green.
"Adrift: A Brisbane River Reverie" by George Essex Evans
Oh, who can tell
Perhaps the time will soon come
when from your trunk
they will make my coffin
and I am feeling now the peace
I will taste between its boards:
"The Oak" by Lucian Blaga
Then I sate on the prostrate trunk, and thought
Of the times that I there had strayed
From the clamour and strife of tongues, and sought
The peace of its silent shade;
"The Fallen Elm" by Alfred Austin
Ah, when the Summer graces flee
From other nests more dear than thou,
And, where June crowded once, I see
Only bare trunk and disleaved bough;
When springs of life that gleamed and gushed
Run chilled, and slower, and are hushed;
"Palinode-December" by James Russell Lowell
And here he paused, and against the trunk
Of a tall gray linden leant,
When the broad clear orb of the sun had sunk
From his path in the frosty firmament,
And over the round dark edge of the hill
A cold green light was quivering still.
"Catterskill Falls" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

A kit makes trunks in older cars safer.
More money than a Crown Vic, but with similar interior and trunk space, and 25-percent-plus better fuel economy.
'Consumer Reports' says some car trunks trap victims.
Jaco Hybrid Training Trunks Review.
Jaco Hybrid Training Trunks.
Trunk show on display through Tuesday.
4-H Off-Street Trunk or Treat Oct 27.
Ten Thousand Villages is a business that started in the trunk of a car and continues to be fueled by hope.
One DC police officer was captured on video paying $250 for a stolen 22-inch television and loading it into the trunk of his cruiser.
He loaded them into the trunk of a car.
What do you think of the new digital trunked radio system in South Dakota.
New Digital Trunked Radio System.
Antique trunk plays itself in Glenn's 'The Understudy '.
Kids ' verbalized ' about mom in car trunk.
Burke will share dozens of items from his 34 years as a bead artist during a trunk show Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at San Francisco Arts and Crafts, the bead and jewelry store at 546 Broadway.

In science:

A trunk T is an ob ject analogous to a category, and consists of a class of objects and, for each ordered pair (A, B ) of ob jects, a set HomT (A, B ) of morphisms.
Rack and quandle homology
For any category C there is a well-defined trunk Trunk(C) which has the same ob jects and morphisms as C , and whose preferred squares are the commutative diagrams in C .
Rack and quandle homology
A contravariant trunk map A = (A, φ, ψ) : T(X ) −→ Ab determines, as in the covariant case, an Abelian group Ax for each x ∈ X .
Rack and quandle homology
Let S1 denote the trunk map D(X ) −→ Set where (S1 )x = {x} for all x ∈ X .
Rack and quandle homology
WMSF, the labels on a trunk cannot have a maximum.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks