DUKW

[ duhk ]
/ dʌk /

noun

a type of amphibious military transport used during World War II.
a similar truck used in emergency evacuations.
Also called duck .

Origin of DUKW

First recorded in 1940–45; from the manufacturer’s code: D, “designed in 1942”; U, “amphibious utility truck”; K, “all-wheel drive”; and W, “dual-tandem rear axles”
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