Meaning of 'truck' (Webster Dictionary)
- Exchange of commodities; barter.
- Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade;
small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised
for the market.
- The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; --
called also truck system. - A small wheel, as of a vehicle; specifically (Ord.), a
small strong wheel, as of wood or iron, for a gun carriage.
- A low, wheeled vehicle or barrow for carrying goods,
stone, and other heavy articles.
- 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.
- A small wooden cap at the summit of a flagstaff or a
masthead, having holes in it for reeving halyards through.
- A small piece of wood, usually cylindrical or
disk-shaped, used for various purposes.
- A freight car.
- A frame on low wheels or rollers; -- used for various
purposes, as for a movable support for heavy bodies.
- To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal. - To transport on a truck or trucks.
- To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck
knives for gold dust.