/ (trʌŋks) /

pl n
  1. Also called: swimming trunks a man's garment worn for swimming, either fairly loose and extending from the waist to the thigh or briefer and close-fitting

  2. shorts worn for some sports

  1. mainly British men's underpants with legs that reach midthigh

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How to use trunks in a sentence

  • They ranged from moving trunks to cleaning cisterns, and, by grace of all of them, Sim was doing very well.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • The sleeves of his doublet which protruded from his leather casing were of the same colour and material as his trunks.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • As soon as she is at your house, have her trunks carried immediately to her own room, and lead her there yourself.

  • He had gone, in fact, to the dressing room, where boys of all sizes were putting on sandals and running trunks.

    The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • The ax was to sever the head from the lifeless body, and all the headless trunks were to be interred together.