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trunk

noun uk   /trʌŋk/ us  

trunk noun (MAIN PART)

B2 [C] the thick main stem of a tree, from which its branches growParts of plants [C] the main part of a person's body, not including the head, legs, or arms: He's got a thick trunk.The human torso [C] specialized medical the main part of a blood vessel or nerve: a nerve trunk injurySubstances and structures in the body

trunk noun (NOSE)

[C] the long, tube-shaped nose of an elephantThe head and neck of non-human animals

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 placeGeneral and miscellaneous containers

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 swimmingSportswear and swimwear 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. Her husband's dismembered body was later discovered in the trunk of her car.The exterior of vehicles
(Definition of trunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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