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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lorrie \Lor"rie\, Lorry \Lor"ry\, n.; pl. Lorries. [Prob. from
     lurry to pull or lug.]
     1. A small cart or wagon moving on rails, as those used on
        the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a
        barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway
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     2. A motorized wheeled land vehicle, esp. a large one, with a
        cab for the driver and a separate rear compartment for
        transporting freight; called truck in the U. S. [Brit.]
     Syn: camion.
     3. a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides. [WordNet
        sense 1]
        [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truck \Truck\, v. t.
     To transport on a truck or trucks.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truck \Truck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trucked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     trucking.] [OE. trukken,F. troquer; akin to Sp. & Pg.
     trocar; of uncertain origin.]
     To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck
     knives for gold dust.
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           We will begin by supposing the international trade to
           be in form, what it always is in reality, an actual
           trucking of one commodity against another. --J. S.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truck \Truck\, n. [L. trochus an iron hoop, Gr. ? a wheel, fr. ?
     to run. See Trochee, and cf. Truckle, v. i.]
     1. A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a
        small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun
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     2. A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods,
        stone, and other heavy articles.
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              Goods were conveyed about the town almost
              exclusively in trucks drawn by dogs.  --Macaulay.
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     3. (Railroad Mach.) A swiveling carriage, consisting of a
        frame with one or more pairs of wheels and the necessary
        boxes, springs, etc., to carry and guide one end of a
        locomotive or a car; -- sometimes called bogie in England.
        Trucks usually have four or six wheels.
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     4. (Naut.)
        (a) A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a
            masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards
        (b) A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or
            disk-shaped, used for various purposes.
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     5. A freight car. [Eng.]
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     6. A frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various
        purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.
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     7. a motorized vehicle larger than an automobile with a
        compartment in front for the driver, behind which is a
        separate compartment for freight; esp.
        (a) such a vehicle with an inflexible body.
        (b) A vehicle with a short body and a support for
            attaching a trailer; -- also called a tractor[4].
        (c) the combination of tractor and trailer, also called a
            tractor-trailer (a form of articulated vehicle); it
            is a common form of truck, and is used primarily for
            hauling freight on a highway.
        (d) a tractor with more than one trailer attached in a
            series. In Australia, often referred to as a road

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truck \Truck\, v. i.
     To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal.
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           A master of a ship, who deceived them under color of
           trucking with them.                      --Palfrey.
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           Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster.
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           To truck and higgle for a private good.  --Emerson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Truck \Truck\, n. [Cf. F. troc.]
     1. Exchange of commodities; barter. --Hakluyt.
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     2. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade;
        small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden
        vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]
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     3. The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; --
        called also truck system.
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     Garden truck, vegetables raised for market. [Colloq.] [U.
     Truck farming, raising vegetables for market: market
        gardening. [Colloq. U. S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling [syn: truck,
      2: a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge
         at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or
         other heavy objects [syn: hand truck, truck]
      v 1: convey (goods etc.) by truck; "truck fresh vegetables
           across the mountains"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "truck":
     DUKW, ESP, Pullman, Pullman car, answer, autotruck, baggage car,
     baked goods, balance of trade, bargain, barge, barter,
     big business, bloodmobile, boat, bookmobile, boxcar, bus, business,
     business dealings, buy and sell, caboose, camion, camper,
     canned goods, car, carriage, carryall, cart, chair car, change,
     clamjamfry, coach, coal car, commerce, commercial affairs,
     commercial relations, commodities, communication, communion,
     congress, connection, contact, conversation, converse,
     correspondence, covered waggon, day coach, deal, dealing, dealings,
     debris, delivery truck, diner, dinghy, dining car, do business,
     dolly, drawing room, dray, duck, dump truck, dust, exchange,
     fair trade, ferry, flat, flatcar, float, food items, free trade,
     freighter, give in exchange, gondola, goods, green goods,
     groceries, grocery, handle, haul, have truck with, horse-trade,
     industry, information, interaction, interchange,
     intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, interplay, junk,
     lighter, linguistic intercourse, litter, local, lorry, luggage van,
     lumber, mail car, mail van, market, marketing, mercantile business,
     merchandise, merchantry, message, motor truck, moving van,
     multilateral trade, odds and ends, packaged goods, palace car,
     panel truck, parlor car, passenger car, peddle, pickup, produce,
     raff, raft, railroad truck, railway car, reciprocal trade, reefer,
     refrigerator car, refrigerator truck, reply, response,
     restraint of trade, retail, riffraff, roomette, rubbish, rubble,
     scrap, sedan delivery truck, semi, semitrailer, ship, shoddy,
     six-by-six, sled, sledge, sleeper, small business, smoker,
     smoking car, social intercourse, social relations, speaking,
     speech, speech circuit, speech situation, stake truck, stock,
     stockcar, stuff, sundries, swap, swap horses, switch,
     take in exchange, talking, tank, telepathy, tender,
     the business world, the marketplace, tinned goods, touch, tractor,
     tractor trailer, tractor truck, trade, trade in, trade off,
     trade sight unseen, traffic, trailer truck, transaction, transfer,
     trash, truck trailer, two-way communication, unilateral trade, van,
     waggon, wagon, wares, wheelbarrow

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