trunk


Definition: Meaning of, trunk in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / trʌŋk /

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trunk trunks
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  1. tree the thick central woody stem of a tree
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  2. car American English the part at the back of a car where you can put bags, tools etc [=  boot British English]
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  3. elephant the very long nose of an ELEPHANT
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  4. clothes trunks also swim/swimming trunks [plural] a piece of clothing like very short trousers, worn by men for swimming
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  5. box a very large box made of wood or metal, in which clothes, books etc are stored or packed for travel
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  6. body technical the main part of your body, not including your head, arms, or legs
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trunk used in phrases

  • atrioventricular trunk (noun)
    1. a bundle of modified heart muscle that transmits the cardiac impulse from the atrioventricular node to the ventricles causing them to contract
  • automobile trunk (noun)
    1. compartment in an automobile that carries luggage, shopping or tools
  • celiac trunk (noun)
    1. an artery that originates from the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm and branches into the left gastric artery and the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery
  • pulmonary trunk (noun)
    1. the artery that carries venous blood from the right ventricle of the heart and divides into the right and left pulmonary arteries
  • tree trunk (noun)
    1. the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
  • trunk call (noun)
    1. British English old-fashioned a telephone call between places that are a long distance apart
  • trunk hose (noun)
    1. puffed breeches of the 16th and 17th centuries usually worn over hose
  • trunk lid (noun)
    1. hinged lid for a trunk
  • trunk line (noun)
    1. line that is the main route on a railway
    2. a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly
  • trunk road (noun)
    1. British English a main road used for travelling long distances
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(1027-1087) the king of England from 1066 until his death. He was also called William I . William was the Duke of Normandy (in northern France), and became king of England by defeating King Harold at the Battle of HASTINGS in 1066. His arrival brought great changes in English society, and people see it as the end of the Anglo-Saxon period and the beginning of the Middle Ages.