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"truck" in British English

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

B1 [C] (UK also lorry) a ​largeroadvehicle that is used for ​transportinglargeamounts of ​goods: The ​road was ​completelyblocked by an ​overturned truck. a truck ​driver
[C] UK (US car) a ​part of a ​train that is used for ​carryinggoods 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
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 ​largevehicle with an ​open or ​coveredspace in the back to ​hold a ​load of ​goods
verb [T always + adv/prep]  us   /trʌk/
Most ​supplies are trucked into the ​city, ​although some come by ​rail or ​plane.
noun [C]  us   /ˈtrʌk·ər/
Truckers ​spendlongperiods away from ​home.
noun [U]  us   /ˈtrʌk·ɪŋ/
Railroads have ​lostbusiness 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 ​transportinggoods: The ​unionrepresents 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 ​salesplunged 8% last month .
UK ( US car) a ​part of a ​train that is used for ​carryinggoods or animals: a cattle/coal truck
a road ​vehicle that is ​open at the back, used for ​carryinggoods or animals: a cattle/horse truck
a ​smallvehicle on wheels that you ​push or ​pull, used for ​carrying things: Bring a hand truck to ​helpunloadboxes.

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 ​bottlingplants in Mexico.
(Definition of truck from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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