Origin of trucker1
- a truck farmer.
Origin of trucker2
- any of various forms of vehicle for carrying goods and materials, usually consisting of a single self-propelled unit but also often composed of a trailer vehicle hauled by a tractor unit.
- any of various wheeled frames used for transporting heavy objects.
- Also called hand truck. a barrowlike frame with low wheels, a ledge at the bottom, and handles at the top, used to move heavy luggage, packages, cartons, etc.
- a low, rectangular frame on which heavy boxes, crates, trunks, etc., are moved; a dolly.
- a tiered framework on casters.
- a group of two or more pairs of wheels in one frame, for supporting one end of a railroad car, locomotive, etc.
- Movies. a dolly on which a camera is mounted.
- British. a freight car having no top.
- a small wooden wheel, cylinder, or roller, as on certain old-style gun carriages.
- Nautical. a circular or square piece of wood fixed on the head of a mast or the top of a flagstaff, usually containing small holes for signal halyards.
- to transport by truck.
- to put on a truck.
- dolly(def 11).
- to convey articles or goods on a truck.
- to drive a truck.
- dolly(def 12).
- of, relating to, or for a truck or trucks: a truck drive; truck tires.
Origin of truck1
Examples from the Web for trucker
Contemporary Examples of trucker
One trucker did shout an obscenity, and a musclebound mechanic told them to go and do something useful like study.Mexican Protesters Look to Start a New Revolution
November 21, 2014
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
Here is the excerpt from the novel: The trucker encampment was surrounded by a thin cordon of police.Pop Culture and the Recession
April 30, 2012
Historical Examples of trucker
Already the trucker was starting to pull away from the filling station.
“I sure will,” the trucker agreed heartily, opening the cab door.
The trucker lifted the completed roll and placed it on his truck.The Knack of Managing
Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
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
“The trucker could have reached Claymore by this time,” the inspector responded.The Clock Strikes Thirteen
Mildred A. Wirt
- a lorry driver
- a person who arranges for the transport of goods by lorry
- a market gardener
- another word for hawker 1
- British a vehicle for carrying freight on a railway; wagon
- US, Canadian and Australian a large motor vehicle designed to carry heavy loads, esp one with a flat platformAlso called (esp in Britain): lorry
- a frame carrying two or more pairs of wheels and usually springs and brakes, attached under an end of a railway coach, etc
- a disc-shaped block fixed to the head of a mast having sheave holes for receiving signal halyards
- the head of a mast itself
- any wheeled vehicle used to move goods
- to convey (goods) in a truck
- (intr) mainly US and Canadian to drive a truck
Word Origin for truck
- commercial goods
- dealings (esp in the phrase have no truck with)
- commercial exchange
- archaic payment of wages in kind
- miscellaneous articles
- informal rubbish
- US and Canadian vegetables grown for market
- archaic to exchange (goods); barter
- (intr) to traffic or negotiate
Word Origin for truck
Word Origin and History for trucker
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.
Idioms and Phrases with trucker
see have no truck with.