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"truck" in British English

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trucknoun

uk   /trʌk/  us   /trʌk/
  • truck noun (VEHICLE)

B1 [C] (UK also lorry) a large road vehicle that is used for transporting large amounts of goods: The road was completely blocked by an overturned truck. a truck driver
[C] UK (US car) a part of a train that is used for carrying goods or animals: Hundreds of refugees were herded into cattle trucks for the gruelling ten-hour journey.

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truckverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /trʌk/  us   /trʌk/ mainly US
trucking
noun [U] uk   /ˈtrʌk.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈtrʌk.ɪŋ/ US (UK road haulage)
The railroads can't really compete with trucking companies.
(Definition of truck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"truck" in American English

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trucknoun [C]

 us   /trʌk/
a large vehicle with an open or covered space in the back to hold a load of goods
truck
verb [T always + adv/prep]  us   /trʌk/
Most supplies are trucked into the city, although some come by rail or plane.
trucker
noun [C]  us   /ˈtrʌk·ər/
Truckers spend long periods away from home.
trucking
noun [U]  us   /ˈtrʌk·ɪŋ/
Railroads have lost business to trucking companies.
(Definition of truck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"truck" in Business English

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trucknoun [C]

uk   us   /trʌk/ TRANSPORT
( UK also lorry) a large road vehicle that is used for transporting goods: The union represents truck drivers.a commercial/delivery/tanker truck He drives a delivery truck for the furniture store. a heavy/light/pick-up truck Car and truck sales plunged 8% last month .
UK ( US car) a part of a train that is used for carrying goods or animals: a cattle/coal truck
a road vehicle that is open at the back, used for carrying goods or animals: a cattle/horse truck
a small vehicle on wheels that you push or pull, used for carrying things: Bring a hand truck to help unload boxes.

truckverb [T]

uk   us   /trʌk/ TRANSPORT
to transport something in a truck: The wild, rod-caught salmon is trucked down from Loch Lomond. Massive roof trusses were manufactured off site, trucked in, and placed by crane. The soda pop is trucked 1,500 miles twice a month from bottling plants in Mexico.
(Definition of truck from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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