A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration; smaller varieties may be mechanically similar to some automobiles. Commercial trucks can be very large and powerful, and may be configured to mount specialized equipment, such as in the case of fire trucks, concrete mixers, and suction excavators.
Modern trucks are largely powered by diesel engines, although small to medium size trucks with gasoline engines exist in the US, Canada, and Mexico. In the European Union, vehicles with a gross combination mass of up to 3.5 t (7,700 lb) are known as light commercial vehicles, and those over as large goods vehicles.
a motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck
a large low horse-drawn wagon
a small cart or wagon, as used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish
a barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations
To soil, dirty, bespatter with mud or the like.
Someone who or something that trails.
Part of an object which extends some distance beyond the main body of the object.
“the trailer of a plant”
An unpowered wheeled vehicle, not a caravan or camper, that is towed behind another, and used to carry equipment, etc, that cannot be carried in the leading vehicle.
“At the end of the day, we put the snowmobiles back on the trailer.”
A furnished vehicle towed behind another, and used as a dwelling when stationary; a caravan; a camper.
“We drove our trailer to Yellowstone Park.”
A prefabricated home that could be towed to a new destination, but typically is permanently left in an area designated for such homes.
“The young couple′s first home was in a trailer.”
A preview of a film, video game or TV show.
“The trailer for that movie makes it seem like it would be fun.”
A short blank segment of film at the end of a reel, for convenient insertion of the film in a projector.
The final record of a list of data items, often identified by a key field with an otherwise invalid value that sorts last alphabetically (e.g., “ZZZZZ”) or numerically (“99999”); especially common in the context of punched cards, where the final card is called a trailer card.
“The linked list terminates with a trailer record.”
The last part of a packet, often containing a check sequence.
“The encapsulation layer adds an eight-byte header and a two-byte trailer to each packet.””
To load on a trailer or to transport by trailer.
“The engine wouldn’t run any more so we had to trailer my old car to the wrecking yard.”
a large, heavy motor vehicle for transporting goods or troops; a truck
“a lorry driver”