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truckload

[truhk-lohd] /ˈtrʌkˌloʊd/
noun
1.
the amount that a truck can carry.
2.
the minimum weight legally required for making shipments at a rate (truckload rate) below that charged for shipments under this minimum.
Origin of truckload
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; truck1 + load
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  • And a truckload of books and paperscleaned out a regular nest.

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  • A truckload of Boers behind every engine would have stopped the practice for ever.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The truckload of furniture came to one of these doors and he again watched it as the stuff was carried inside.

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  • They were American war surplus guns, stolen by the truckload after the war and sold to smugglers like Nast.

    The Golden Skull John Blaine
  • One truckload of lumber at 60 per cent moisture may easily contain over 7,000 pounds of ice.

    Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner
British Dictionary definitions for truckload

truckload

/ˈtrʌkˌləʊd/
noun
1.
the amount carried by a truck
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