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tow trucknoun [C]

uk   /ˈtəʊ ˌtrʌk/  us   /ˈtoʊ ˌtrʌk/ (UK also breakdown truck, US also wrecker)
a truck with special equipment for pulling a vehicle that is not working to a place where it can be repaired
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tow trucknoun [C]

 us   /ˈtoʊ ˌtrʌk/
a truck that has special equipment for pulling vehicles that cannot be driven
(Definition of tow truck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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