sound truck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sound truck a truck equipped with a loudspeaker and used for advertising
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Usage

In literature:

There was a sound of light-hearted kicking on the iron skin of the rear trucks, with squealing and grunting.
"The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling
Captain Truck was in a sound sleep as soon as his head touched the pillow.
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
I ordered the "Alarm" to be sounded, and instantly 400 British soldiers tumbled out of the trucks.
"With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia" by John Ward
The noise of the auto horns sounded more loudly, and soon two big trucks, filled with children and gay with flags, came into view.
"The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair" by Laura Lee Hope
They could hear those other sounds that trucks always make in addition to their motor noises.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It was a full minute before sirens sounded behind him, and Nick the Croop had fast trucks.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
Your cattle arrive safe and sound, and free from all trouble and risk as respects trucks.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
He released his brakes and the Pax nosed forward until a truck sounded its horn in ominous warning.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Sound trucks were rolling to a stop around the edges of the crowd.
"Mutineer" by Robert J. Shea
The faint sound was not as impressive as the sight of a truck.
"No Hiding Place" by Richard R. Smith
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In poetry:

"'E'll skin me, wiv the others 'c 'as there,
An' shove us on a truck, an' bung us 'round
Constantinople at a bob a pair -
Orl fresh an' sound!
'Eads down, 'eels up, 'e'll 'awk us in a row
Around the 'arems, 'owlin 'Rabbee-oh!'
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis

In news:

"Digital Dan" Dubno reports on an armored truck with a state-of-the-art sound system (from BOSS) at the Consumer Electronic Show.
It may sound like a set up for a good redneck joke, blue collar comedian Jeff Foxworthy and a presidential campaign at a Mississippi trucking business.
More than half of participants will be South Sound food trucks.
He flipped switches and made the truck rattle and shake, leaning in to listen for strange sounds.
Long before he understood the dangers, Joe Hunter was love-struck by the sights and sounds of firefighting, the shiny red trucks with their bright lights and whirring sirens.
It may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but in fact, they're all driving food trucks.
(nat sound of snow plow) The trucks were busy in and around Cleveland pushing snow and ice th.
Picnics in the park, the familiar tune of ice cream trucks and sunglasses in heavy rotation on faces—these are the sights and sounds of summer in the big city.
HUTCHINSON ISLAND — The roar of dump trucks full of sand mixed with the sound of waves crashing against the eroded dunes of Bathtub Beach on Hutchinson Island Friday.
The equipment truck just outside the Houston Texans' locker room sounded in need of a tuneup.
Thin, flexible printed batteries bring sound to novelty fire truck.
Renovations include converting two former truck storage bays into a sanctuary with a platform, carpeting, painted walls and new lighting and sound equipment.
Some Ram passengers might not even realize they're in a V-6-powered truck, because the burly-looking Ram just seems like a V-8 kind of truck and because the new Ram 's V-6 power can come on easily, smoothly and with strong sounds.
At Montgomery County Station 15, the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department's trucks are poised to serve, the gear ready for when that alarm bell sounds.
Our society is sick with noise, and only part of the sickness is down to truck backfires, rock 'n roll riffs or other ear-mashing sounds.
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