Truck

Definition of Truck

n.1.(Ord.) A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage.
2.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.
- Macaulay.
3.(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.
4.(Naut.) A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through.
5.A freight car.
6.A frame on low wheels or rollers; - used for various purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.
7.a motorized vehicle larger than an automobile with a compartment in front for the driver, behind which is a separate compartment for freight;
v. t.1.To transport on a truck or trucks.
1.To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust.
[imp. & p. p. Trucked ; p. pr. & vb. n. trucking.]
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.
- J. S. Mill.
v. i.1.To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal.
A master of a ship, who deceived them under color of trucking with them.
- Palfrey.
Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster.
- Burke.
To truck and higgle for a private good.
- Emerson.
n.1.Exchange of commodities; barter.
2.Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market.
3.The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; - called also truck system.Truck farming, raisingvegetables for market: marketgardening.
Garden truck
vegetables raised for market. [Colloq.] [U. S.] -

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