truck
1. noun /trʌk/
a) A small wheel or roller, specifically the wheel of a gun-carriage.

"Put that cannon up once, and Ill answer for it that no Injin faces it. Twill be as good as a dozen sentinels," answered Joel. "As for mountin, I thought of that before I said a syllable about the crittur. Theres the new truck-wheels in the court, all ready to hold it, and the carpenters can put the hinder part to the whull, in an hour or two."

b) The ball on top of a flagpole.

But oh! shipmates! on the starboard hand of every woe, there is a sure delight; and higher the top of that delight, than the bottom of the woe is deep. Is not the main-truck higher than the kelson is low?

2. verb /trʌk/
a) To drive a truck.

Keep on trucking!

b) To convey by truck.

Keep on trucking!

3. adjective /trʌk/
Pertaining to a garden patch or truck garden.

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  • Truck — Truck, n. [Cf. F. troc.] 1. Exchange of commodities; barter. Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] 2. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Truck — Truck, v. i. To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal. [1913 Webster] A master of a ship, who deceived them under color of trucking with them. Palfrey. [1913 Webster] Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster. Burke. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Truck — Truck, v. t. To transport on a truck or trucks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Truck — Truck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {trucking}.] [OE. trukken,F. troquer; akin to Sp. & Pg. trocar; of uncertain origin.] To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust. [1913 Webster] We will… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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