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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRUCK

Give him that truck you've been pouring down me for the last week.

The porter wheeled a truck, bearing John's trunk and bag, up to them as he spoke.

They all look alike to me, I must admit; I never had any truck with 'em.

Don't pay to have any truck with 'em while you feel that way about it.

And then under went the truck that Andy had run to borrow, and the stove was out.

The faint sound was not as impressive as the sight of a truck.

The Americans took their place in the midst of the guard and were marched to the truck.

Panic seized the Russians and they made a rush for their truck.

As the Russians approached, one of them stepped to the truck crank.

The robot was standing here waiting for me to park the truck.

WORD ORIGIN

"vehicle," 1610s, "small wheel" (especially one on which the carriages of a ship's guns were mounted), probably from Latin trochus "iron hoop," from Greek trokhos "wheel," from trekhein "to run" (see truckle (n.)). Sense extended to "cart for carrying heavy loads" (1774), then in American English to "motor vehicle for carrying heavy loads" (1913), a shortened form of motor truck in this sense (1901).

Truck stop is attested from 1956.

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