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panel truck

a small truck having a fully enclosed body, used mainly to deliver light or small objects.
Origin of panel truck
An Americanism dating back to 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sometimes they let a panel truck drive in and haul the body away and that's that.

    Ten From Infinity Paul W. Fairman
  • They used Sam's panel truck, which had a four-wheel drive and mud tires.

    The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
  • Clarence had a panel truck and there was a mattress in the back to sleep on.

  • It's a panel truck, loaded with equipment, and they pull the radar antenna behind it on a trailer.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for panel truck

panel truck

(US & Canadian) a small van used esp for delivery rounds British equivalent delivery van
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Contemporary definitions for panel truck

See panel van's 21st Century Lexicon
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