All Words Glossary
- A mark left by something that has passed along; as, the track, or wake, of a ship; the track of a meteor; the track of a sled or a wheel.
- A mark or impression left by the foot, either of man or beast; trace; vestige; footprint.
- The entire lower surface of the foot; -- said of birds, etc.
- A road; a beaten path.
- Course; way; as, the track of a comet.
- A path or course laid out for a race, for exercise, etc.
- The permanent way; the rails.
- A tract or area, as of land.
- (context, automotive) The distance between the centerlines of two tires, measured where the tires contact the surface of the road (also track width)
- (cricket) The pitch.
- Sound stored on a record (or the physical track on one).
- Circular (never-ending) data storage unit on a side of magnetic or optical disk, divided into sector, sectors.
- (uncountable) (sports) The racing events of track and field; track and field in general.
- :I'm going to try out for next week.
- (transitive) To observe the (measured) state of an object over time
- (transitive) To monitor someone's or something's movement.
- (transitive) To discover the location of person or an object (usually in the form track down).
- (transitive) To follow tracks.
- :My uncle spent all day tracking the deer.
- A small wheel or roller, specifically the wheel of a gun-carriage.
- 1843, James Fenimore Cooper, Wyandotte, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=768645758&tag=073v2&query=truck&id=eaf073v2 Chapter 3
- : "Put that cannon up once, and I'll answer for it that no Injin faces it. 'Twill be as good as a dozen sentinels," answered Joel. "As for mountin', I thought of that before I said a syllable about the crittur. There's the new -wheels in the court, all ready to hold it, and the carpenters can put the hinder part to the whull, in an hour or two
- The ball on top of a flagpole.
- (nautical) On a wooden mast, a circular disc of wood at the top of the mast, usually with holes or sheaves to reeve signal halyards.
- "But oh! shipmates! on the starboard hand of every woe, there is a sure delight; and higher the top of that delight, than the bottom of the woe is deep. Is not the main- higher than the kelson is low? Herman Melville, Moby Dick, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=470730770&tag=EAF642&query=truck&id=eaf642 Chapter 9.
- A semitractor trailor; a lorry.
- NO THRU TRUCKS
- NO TRUCKS LEFT LANE
- 1922, Sinclair Lewis, Babbit, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=text&offset=431826066&textreg=2&query=truck&id=LewBabb Chapter 1
- : A line of fifty trucks from the Zenith Steel and Machinery Company was attacked by strikers-rushing out from the sidewalk, pulling drivers from the seats, smashing carburetors and commutators, while telephone girls cheered from the walk, and small boys heaved bricks.
- (context, originally, US) Any motor vehicle designed for carrying cargo, also including vans and pickups.
- A garden cart, a two-wheeled wheelbarrow.
- A small wagon pushed or pulled by hand or (obsolete) pulled by an animal, of various designs, as with those in hotels for moving luggage, or in libraries for transporting books for reshelving.
- 1906, Upton Sinclair, The Jungle http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=579429221&tag=Sinclair,+Upton,+1878-1968:+The+Jungle,+1906&query=truck&id=SinJung Chapter 3
- : From the doors of these rooms went men with loaded trucks, to the platform where freight cars were waiting to be filled; and one went out there and realized with a start that he had come at last to the ground floor of this enormous building.
- A pantechnicon.
- A flatbed railway car.
- The pivoting frame of a railway car that supports the wheels and allows them to make turns.
- 1913, D.H. Lawrence, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=427817595&tag=Lawrence,+D.+H.:+Sons+and+Lovers,+1913&query=truck&id=LawSons Sons and Lovers
- : Far away he could hear the sharp clinking of the trucks on the railway. No, it was not they that were far away. They were there in their places. But where was he himself?''
- The part of a skateboard that joins the wheels to the deck, consisting of a hanger, baseplate, kingpin, and bushings. Sometimes mounted with a riser in between.
- (intransitive) To drive a truck.
- (transitive) To convey by truck.
- (intransitive) To travel contentedly.
- Keep on trucking!
- (film production) To move a camera parallel to the movement of the subject.
- Pertaining to a garden patch or truck garden.
- November 4, 1792 As the home house people (the industrious part of them at least) might want ground for their patches, they might, for this purpose, cultivate what would be cleared. But I would have the ground from the cross fence by the Spring, quite round by the Wharf, first grubbed, before the (above mentioned) is attempted. " George Washington, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=700376730&tag=Washington,+George,+1732-1799:+The+writings+of+George+Washington+from+the+original+manuscript+sources:+Volume+32,+1745-1799&query=truck&id=WasFi32 The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 32, 1745-1799.
- 1903 "Wid dat, Brer Rabbit 'low dat Mr. Man done been had 'im hired fer ter take keer er his patch, an' keep out de minks, de mush-rats an' de weasels. " Joel Chandler Harris, "Brother Rabbit's Cradle", New Stories of the Old Plantation, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=338797731&tag=Harris,+Joel+Chandler,+1848-1908:+Brother+Rabbit`s+Cradle,+1903&query=truck&id=HarBrot Chapter 11
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