In telecommunications, trunking is a method for a system to provide network access to many clients by sharing a set of lines or frequencies instead of providing them individually. This is analogous to the structure of a tree with one trunk and many branches. Examples of this include telephone systems and the two-way radios commonly used by police agencies. Trunking, in the form of link aggregation and VLAN tagging, has been applied in computer networking as well.
A trunk is a single communications channel between two points, each point being either the switching center or the node.
All the electrical and communications cables bundled together and distributed through a building.
The movement of containers or packages between a terminal and a transporter’s inland facilities, or the scheduled transportation service between locations. Also called linehaul.
A system of ducts for cables, heating or ventilation.
Plastic conduit or duct used to conceal and protect electrical wiring.
present participle of trunk
a channel for conveying water or other fluid
“nearby springs supplied the conduit which ran into the brewery”
a person or organization that acts as a channel for the transmission of something
“as an actor you have to be a conduit for other people’s words”
a tube or trough for protecting electric wiring
“the gas pipe should not be close to any electrical conduit”
“the cable must be protected by conduit”