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tow truck

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noun
  1. wrecker(def 3).
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Origin of tow truck

First recorded in 1940–45
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tow truck

noun
  1. a motor vehicle equipped for towing away wrecked or disabled carsAlso called: breakdown van, (US and Canadian) wrecker
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