truck 1 |trək|noun1 a wheeled vehicle, in particular:• a large, heavy motor vehicle, used for transporting goods, materials, or troops.• Brit.a railroadvehicle for carrying freight, esp. a small open one.• a low flat-topped cart used for moving heavy items.2 a undercarriagewith four to six wheels pivoted beneath the end of a railroad car.• each of two axle unitson a skateboard, to which the wheels are attached.3 a wooden disk at the topofa ship's mast or flagstaff, with sheaves for signal halyards.verb [ with obj. ]convey by truck: the food was trucked to St. Petersburg | (as noun trucking) :industries such as trucking.• [ no obj. ] drive a truck.• [ no obj. ] informal go or proceed, esp. in a casual or leisurely way: he walked confidently behind them and trucked on through!DERIVATIVEStruckage |-kij|nounORIGIN Middle English (denoting a solid wooden wheel): perhaps short fortruckle1 in the sense ‘wheel, pulley’ The sense ‘wheeled vehicle’ dates from the late 18th cent.truck 2 |trək|noun1 archaic barter.• chiefly historical the payment of workers in kind or with vouchers rather than money.2 chiefly archaic small wares.• informal odds and ends.3 market-garden produce, esp. vegetables: [ as modifier ] : a truck garden.verb [ with obj. ] archaicbarter or exchange.PHRASEShave (or want ) no truck with avoid or wish to avoid dealings or being associated with: we have no truck with that style of gutter journalism.ORIGIN Middle English (as a verb): probably from Old French, of unknown origin; compare with medieval Latin trocare .