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trunk

[ truhngk ]
/ trʌŋk /
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noun

adjective

of, relating to, or noting a main channel or line, as of a railroad or river.

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Origin of trunk

1400–50; late Middle English trunke<Latin truncus stem, trunk, stump, noun use of truncus lopped

OTHER WORDS FROM trunk

trunkless, adjectivesubtrunk, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for trunk

trunk
/ (trʌŋk) /

noun

See also trunks

Derived forms of trunk

trunkful, nountrunkless, adjective

Word Origin for trunk

C15: from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus, from truncus (adj) lopped
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Medical definitions for trunk

trunk
[ trŭngk ]

n.

The body excluding the head and limbs.
The main stem of a blood vessel or nerve apart from the branches.
A large collecting lymphatic vessel.
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