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trunk

noun [C]  /trʌŋk/ us  

trunk noun [C] (MAIN PART)

the thick main stem of a tree, from which the branches grow A person’s trunk is the main part of the body, not including the head, legs, or arms.

trunk noun [C] (NOSE)

an elephant ’s nose, which is like a long tube that bends easily

trunk noun [C] (STORAGE SPACE)

a closed space at the back of a car where things can be stored A trunk is also a large, strong case used to store or transport clothes and other possessions.
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