trucker

1
[ truhk-er ]
/ ˈtrʌk ər /

noun

a person who drives a truck; truckdriver.
a person whose business is trucking goods.

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Origin of trucker

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First recorded in 1875–80; truck1 + -er1

Definition for trucker (2 of 2)

trucker2
[ truhk-er ]
/ ˈtrʌk ər /

noun

Origin of trucker

2
First recorded in 1530–40; truck2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for trucker (1 of 2)

trucker1
/ (ˈtrʌkə) /

noun mainly US and Canadian

a lorry driver
a person who arranges for the transport of goods by lorry

British Dictionary definitions for trucker (2 of 2)

trucker2
/ (ˈtrʌkə) /

noun US and Canadian

a market gardener
another word for hawker 1
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