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trunk

noun uk   us   /trʌŋk/

trunk noun (MAIN PART)

B2 [C] the thick main stem of a tree, from which its branches grow [C] the main part of a person's body, not including the head, legs, or arms: He's got a thick trunk. [C] specialized medical the main part of a blood vessel or nerve: a nerve trunk injury
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trunk noun (NOSE)

[C] the long, tube-shaped nose of an elephant

trunk noun (CASE)

[C] a large, strong case that is used for storing clothes and personal possessions, often when travelling or going to live in a new place

trunk noun (CLOTHES)

trunks (UK also swimming trunks) a piece of men's clothing that covers the hips and bottom and the top part of the legs and is worn when swimming a piece of men's underwear that covers the hips and bottom and the top part of the legs

trunk noun (CAR)

B1 [C] US (UK boot) a covered space at the back of a car, for storing things in: I always keep a blanket and a toolkit in the trunk for emergencies. Stolen goods were found in the trunk of her car.
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