• A Stave Bolt Truck
    A Stave Bolt Truck
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v truck convey (goods etc.) by truck "truck fresh vegetables across the mountains"
    • n truck a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
    • n truck an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Regular 3-Rail Transfer Truck A Regular 3-Rail Transfer Truck
A Special 4-Rail Transfer Truck A Special 4-Rail Transfer Truck
A Regular 2-Rail Transfer Truck A Regular 2-Rail Transfer Truck
A Regular 2-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck A Regular 2-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck
A Regular 3-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck A Regular 3-Rail Underslung Transfer Truck
A Special 2-Rail Flexible Transfer Truck A Special 2-Rail Flexible Transfer Truck
A Regular Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks A Regular Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks
A Special Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks A Special Transfer Car for handling Stave Bolt Trucks

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first TONKA truck was made in 1947
    • Truck A frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.
    • Truck A freight car.
    • Truck A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods, stone, and other heavy articles. "Goods were conveyed about the town almost exclusively in trucks drawn by dogs."
    • Truck a motorized vehicle larger than an automobile with a compartment in front for the driver, behind which is a separate compartment for freight;
    • Truck (Naut) A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or disk-shaped, used for various purposes.
    • Truck A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically Ord, a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage.
    • Truck (Naut) A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through.
    • Truck (Railroad Mach) A swiveling carriage, consisting of a frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a locomotive or a car; -- sometimes called bogie in England. Trucks usually have four or six wheels.
    • Truck a tractor with more than one trailer attached in a series. In Australia, often referred to as a road train.
    • Truck A vehicle with a short body and a support for attaching a trailer; -- also called a tractor{4.
    • Truck Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market.
    • Truck Exchange of commodities; barter.
    • Truck such a vehicle with an inflexible body.
    • Truck the combination of tractor and trailer, also called a tractor-trailera form of articulated vehicle); it is a common form of truck, and is used primarily for hauling freight on a highway.
    • Truck The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; -- called also truck system.
    • v. i Truck To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal. "A master of a ship, who deceived them under color of trucking with them.""Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster.""To truck and higgle for a private good."
    • v. t Truck To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust. "We will begin by supposing the international trade to be in form, what it always is in reality, an actual trucking of one commodity against another."
    • v. t Truck To transport on a truck or trucks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name "Tonka" trucks was named after Lake Minnetonka located in Minnesota. Tonka means "great" in Sioux
    • truck To drive or use a truck; transport goods by means of a truck.
    • truck To exchange; swap; barter; hence, to traffic; deal; trade by exchanging commodities; bargain; negotiate: followed with with or for (with a person, for a thing).
    • truck To exchange; give in exchange; barter; swap: as, to truck knives for gold-dust.
    • truck To peddle; hawk.
    • n truck Exchange of commodities; barter. See truck system, below.
    • n truck Traffic; intercourse; dealing.
    • n truck The truck system.
    • n truck Commodities for barter or trade. Small wares; stuff; goods; gear; belongings; hence, rubbish. [Colloq.]
    • n truck The produce of a market-garden.
    • n truck A statute of 1870 (33 and 34 Vict., c. 105), also called the Truck Commission Act, which appointed a commission to inquire into the working of the act of 1831.
    • n truck A small wooden wheel not bound with iron; a cylinder.
    • n truck A wheeled vehicle, of which there are many kinds, used for moving or transporting burdens. A small barrow with two very low wheels near one end, on which sacks, bales, boxes, or other heavy packages may be tilted to be moved from one place to another; a sack-barrow.
    • n truck A group of two, three, or more pairs of wheels in one frame, for supporting one end of a railway-car or locomotive; a car-truck. The frame carried by the four wheels of a horse-car is also called a truck; but the term appears to be applied chiefly to the bogie-truck. See cut under car-truck.
    • n truck In gunnery, a circular piece of wood or metal, like a wheel, fixed on an axletree, for moving ordnance. See casemate-truck.
    • n truck A circular piece of wood fixed on the head of each of a vessel's highest masts, and having small sheave-holes in it through which signal-halyards are rove.
    • truck To put in a truck; send or convey by truck: as, to truck cattle.
    • n truck A kind of game (see etymology). Compare troco.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Elvis Presley used to be a truck driver before he started singing
    • v.t Truck truk to exchange or barter
    • v.i Truck to traffic by exchange
    • n Truck exchange of goods: barter:
    • adj Truck fawning, slavish
    • n Truck truk a wheel: a railway-wagon for heavy articles: a platform running on wheels: a small wooden cap at the top of a mast or flag-staff: a circular piece of wood or metal for moving ordnance
    • v.t Truck to convey by truck
    • v.t Truck to move on rollers
    • v.i Truck to sleep in a truckle-bed
    • n Truck (coll.) small goods: rubbish
    • ***


  • Adam Smith
    “The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.”
  • Jean Kerr
    Jean Kerr
    “Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.”
  • Little Richard
    Little Richard
    “They shoulda called me Little Cocaine, I was sniffing so much of the stuff! My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in, unload it, and drive it right out again.”
  • Lou Holtz
    “If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him.”
  • Sydney Pfizer
    Sydney Pfizer
    “I wonder what language truck drivers are using, now that everyone is using theirs?”


Fall off the turnip truck - (USA) If someone has just fallen off the turnip truck, they are uninformed, naive and gullible. (Often used in the negative)
Have no truck with - If you have no truck with something or someone, you refuse to get involved with it or them.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. trochus, an iron hoop, Gr. a wheel, fr. to run. See Trochee, and cf. Truckle (v. i.)


In literature:

It was a motor truck loaded high with cotton bales!
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
To nail large cleats under the trucks of the lower-deckers in bad weather, to insure their not fetching way.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
They are only about half the size of American cars and they rest upon single trucks.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
Ole Miss Rabbit, she say, co'se she go, en atter she fill 'er satchy full er yerbs en truck, off she put.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Cages are also constructed large enough to take as many as four trucks on one deck.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
The same weary cooping in cattle-trucks, same monotonous crawl.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
On the bedraggled mud-and-shanty main street a man was loading crushed rock into a truck.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Felix Millsap was dead when they got him out from under the forward trucks.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
A cluster of trucks buzzed around it, transferring fuel, bringing cargo.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
She hurried over the road to a little truck over the sides of which were spread out some dried rabbit skins.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot

In poetry:

Mose is black and evil
And damns his luck
Driving Master Schwartz's
Big coal truck.
"Mose" by Sterling A Brown
These annual bills! these annual bills!
How many a song their discord trills
Of "truck" consumed, enjoyed, forgot,
Since I was skinned by last year's lot!
"Those Annual Bills" by Mark Twain
I stood there to hear it, and swift as I heard
My soul like a ship was awakened and stirred,
Like a vessel becalmed when she quivers to feel
The kiss of the Trade from her truck to her keel.
"The Old Shellback" by Cicely Fox Smith
To the cockpit in silence they carried him past,
And sad were the looks that were after him cast;
His face with a kerchief he tried to conceal,
But we knew him too well from the truck to the keel.
"The Quarter-Gunner's Yarn" by Sir Henry Newbolt
We trucked the cows to Homebush, saw the girls, and started back,
Went West through Cunnamulla, and got to the Eulo track.
Camped a while at Gonybibil - but, Lord! you wouldn't know
It for the place where you and Mick were stockmen long ago.
"Since the Country Carried Sheep" by Harry Breaker Morant
Then I'd fly to some flash packet when the 'ands was bendin' sail,
An' I'd set up on the main-truck doin' out my wings an' tail,
An' I'd see the tug alongside, an' the Peter flyin' free,
An' the pilot come aboard her for to take her out to sea.
"The Packet Rat" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Volvo Trucks awarded Mohr a five-year contract to sell its trucks in April 2010.
After placing a carcass in his truck on Thursday, Sept 27, Tom Hartman closes the tailgate of his truck, where he also keeps his shovel.
The Trucking industry "must act, and act decisively" to work with the Obama Administration for legislation that is favorable to trucking.
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.0% in January after surging 6.4% in December 2011.
Pipeline Event Management and Wilmington Downtown, Inc (WDI) are proud to present TRUCK-a- ROO , an inaugural downtown food truck cook-off featuring regional foods and regional brews.
FORT WORTH, Texas—James Buescher is still the NASCAR Truck Series points leader, even after getting hit from behind and being the last truck on the lead lap.
The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose for the first time since February 2009, gaining 3.2% in May 2009.
The American Trucking Associations' advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.2 percent in April 2009 after plunging 4.5 percent in March.
Freight shipping may have slowed to a crawl, but shippers are not benefiting from additional truck capacity or lower truck pricing, according to FTR Associates.
For all of you who think a mostly stock truck could never hang with these go-fast trucks, Kyle Feebeck proves you wrong, as his 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 is virtually homebuilt and doesn't sport any exotic parts.
Sept 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala. A small convoy of food wagons will pull into Railroad Park today at the first Trucks By the Tracks festival, billed as a celebration of Birmingham's growing food truck scene.
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.4% in September after falling 0.9% in August.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported a 0.4% increase in its for-hire truck tonnage index in September after recording a 0.9% decline in August.
The American Truck Dealers announced that Troy A Clarke, president of truck and engine operations for Navistar, Inc, will provide keynote remarks at the 2013 ATD Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla.
BC-CAR--NASCAR-Camping World Truck Laps Led Leaders,0201NASCAR Camping World Truck Laps Led LeadersBy The Associated PressFinal1.

In science:

In the CarSim formal representation, each dynamic ob ject is represented by a VEHICLE, with a KIND parameter indicating its nature, (car or truck ) and a unique identifier ID.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Actually, we don’t know whether the vehicles in the text are cars, trucks or something else.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
The logistics domain is a tightly coordinated in that it requires relatively frequent coordination among the involved agents: airplanes and trucks need to wait for each other to load or unload the transported packages.
Decentralized Multi-agent Plan Repair in Dynamic Environments
The striking difference between the π+ and π− analyzing power suggests that the Collins fragmentation function is sizable only when the flavor of the truck quark is present in the final hadron.
Status of Spin Physics - Experimental Summary
The finite curvature is a consequence of an alignment of speeds, i.e., close to the optimal flow it is not longer possible to drive systematically faster than the trucks.
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow