- truck tractor,
- truck trailer,
- truckle bed,
Origin of trucker1
Origin of trucker2
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of truck1
Examples from the Web for trucker
One trucker did shout an obscenity, and a musclebound mechanic told them to go and do something useful like study.
Another was a trucker caught with a few joints; it was his second bust at the checkpoint.U.S. Drug and Immigration Checkpoints Take Toll on Border Towns|Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Here is the excerpt from the novel: The trucker encampment was surrounded by a thin cordon of police.
The trucker lifted the completed roll and placed it on his truck.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
“The trucker could have reached Claymore by this time,” the inspector responded.The Clock Strikes Thirteen|Mildred A. Wirt
There is no crop grown by the Southern trucker that has paid better than asparagus year after year.Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:|F. M. Hexamer
His face crimson with anger he rushed toward the trucker, his fists swinging in ungainly circles.The Velvet Glove|Harry Harrison
As Gramps paid Munn and the trucker drove away, Bud glanced at the little building beside the hen house.The Black Fawn|James Arthur Kjelgaard
noun mainly US and Canadian
noun US and Canadian
- a disc-shaped block fixed to the head of a mast having sheave holes for receiving signal halyards
- the head of a mast itself
Word Origin for truck
Word Origin for truck
1853, "worker who moves loads using a cart;" agent noun from truck (v.2). The motorized version is by 1935, a shortening of truck driver (1839).
"vehicle," 1610s, "small wheel" (especially one on which the carriages of a ship's guns were mounted), probably from Latin trochus "iron hoop," from Greek trokhos "wheel," from trekhein "to run" (see truckle (n.)). Sense extended to "cart for carrying heavy loads" (1774), then in American English to "motor vehicle for carrying heavy loads" (1913), a shortened form of motor truck in this sense (1901).
There have also been lost to the enemy 6,200 guns, 2,550 tanks and 70,000 trucks, which is the American name for lorries, and which, I understand, has been adopted by the combined staffs in North-West Africa in exchange for the use of the word petrol in place of gasolene. [Winston Churchill, address to joint session of U.S. Congress, May 19, 1943]
Truck stop is attested from 1956.
"to exchange, barter," early 13c., from Old North French troquer "to barter, exchange," from Medieval Latin trocare "barter," of unknown origin. Rare before 1580. Sense of "have dealings with" is first recorded 1610s. The noun is first recorded 1550s, "act or practice of barter." Sense of "vegetables raised for market" is from 1784, preserved in truck farm (1866).
"to convey on a truck," 1809, from truck (n.). Verbal meaning "dance, move in a cool way," first attested 1935, from popular dance of that name in U.S., supposedly introduced at Cotton Club, 1933. Related: Trucked; trucking.
see have no truck with.