- the shaft of a column.
- the dado or die of a pedestal.
- a telephone line or channel between two central offices or switching devices that is used in providing telephone connections between subscribers generally.
- a telegraph line or channel between two main or central offices.
- brief shorts, loose-fitting or tight, worn by men chiefly for boxing, swimming, and track.
- Obsolete. trunk hose.
- a large enclosed passage through the decks or bulkheads of a vessel, for cooling, ventilation, or the like.
- any of various watertight casings in a vessel, as the vertical one above the slot for a centerboard in the bottom of a boat.
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Origin of trunk
OTHER WORDS FROM trunktrunkless, adjectivesubtrunk, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for trunk
The company, founded as a trunk maker in 1854 and known today for its high-end handbags, has created a pro model skateboarding sneaker.Louis Vuitton—yes, that Louis Vuitton—has created a pro skate shoe|Marc Bain|August 25, 2020|Quartz
On the surf trip, I put shoes, flip flops, and a rain jacket in the big clamshell compartment, and used cubes for underwear and socks, swim trunks, and sun shirts and rash guards.The Matador SEG42 Offers Unrivaled Gear Organization|Graham Averill|August 25, 2020|Outside Online
Cheetahs sink their claws into a tree trunk to climb, she notes.
Finding and hitting a slim stem or trunk with a tiny patch clearly poses a challenge.Silk-based microneedles may help treat diseased plants|Kathryn Hulick|June 18, 2020|Science News For Students
As the pudgy, short-legged bear climbs, it presses its head briefly against the tree trunk again and again.Pandas use their heads as a kind of extra limb for climbing|Susan Milius|March 13, 2020|Science News For Students
In December, he did his first trunk shows in Paris and New York.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A declaration of candidacy signed by Cuomo was in the trunk of his car.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I was a little nervous every time I took the camera out [of the trunk] that it would take me over,” he says.
The brainchild of a company called Sologic, the eTree looks like a basic tree with a wooden trunk.
The Queen sent her first email at an RAF base in 1976 and she made the first direct-dial trunk call from the UK in 1958.
A few moments afterward he was seen dragging his own trunk ashore, while Mr. Hitchcock finished his story on the boiler deck.
Robert assisted her into the hammock which swung from the post before her door out to the trunk of a tree.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Vunce I seen a feller–I hat some snakes here in algohol–unt dat feller he trunk de algohol.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
Indeed a child will sometimes complete the drawing by adding feet and hands before he troubles to bring in the trunk (see Fig. 8).
The arms, too, not uncommonly are spread out from the two sides of the trunk just as in the front view.