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Meaning of “trunk” - Learner’s Dictionary

trunk

noun [C]     /trʌŋk/
TREE
B2 the thick stem of a tree that the branches grow fromForestryParts of plantsTrees - general words
CAR US ( UK boot)
a closed space at the back of a car for storing things in The exterior of vehicles
NOSE
the long nose of an elephant (= large, grey animal) The head and neck of non-human animals
CONTAINER
a large box with a lid that you store things inGeneral and miscellaneous containers
BODY
the main part of your body, not your head, legs, or armsThe human torso
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