trucking

1
[ truhk-ing ]
/ ˈtrʌk ɪŋ /

noun

the art or business of conveying articles or goods on trucks.

Origin of trucking

1
First recorded in 1800–10; truck1 + -ing1

Definition for trucking (2 of 5)

trucking

2
[ truhk-ing ]
/ ˈtrʌk ɪŋ /

noun

the growing of vegetables for the market.
commercial bartering.

Origin of trucking

2
First recorded in 1585–95; truck2 + -ing1

Definition for trucking (3 of 5)

Origin of truck

1
1605–15; back formation from truckle wheel. See truckle2

Related forms

truck·a·ble, adjective

Definition for trucking (4 of 5)

truck

2
[ truhk ]
/ trʌk /

noun


verb (used with object)

to exchange; trade; barter.

verb (used without object)

to exchange commodities; barter.
to traffic; have dealings.

Origin of truck

2
1175–1225; Middle English trukien to exchange < Old French troquer to exchange

Definition for trucking (5 of 5)

truck

3
[ truhk ]
/ trʌk /

noun

a shuffling jitterbug step.

verb (used without object)

to dance with such steps.
Slang. to walk or stroll, especially in a jaunty manner: trucking down the avenue on a Sunday afternoon.

Origin of truck

3
First recorded in 1935–40; special use of truck1
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British Dictionary definitions for trucking (1 of 4)

trucking

1
/ (ˈtrʌkɪŋ) /

noun

mainly US and Canadian the transportation of goods by lorry

British Dictionary definitions for trucking (2 of 4)

trucking

2
/ (ˈtrʌkɪŋ) /

noun

Also called: truck farming, (Brit, Austral., NZ, and South African) market gardening US and Canadian the business of growing fruit and vegetables on a commercial scale
commercial exchange; barter

British Dictionary definitions for trucking (3 of 4)

truck

1
/ (trʌk) /

noun


verb

to convey (goods) in a truck
(intr) mainly US and Canadian to drive a truck

Word Origin for truck

C17: perhaps shortened from truckle ²

British Dictionary definitions for trucking (4 of 4)

truck

2
/ (trʌk) /

noun


verb

archaic to exchange (goods); barter
(intr) to traffic or negotiate

Word Origin for truck

C13: from Old French troquer (unattested) to barter, equivalent to Medieval Latin trocare, of unknown origin
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Idioms and Phrases with trucking

truck

see have no truck with.


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