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Definitions of trunk

  1. compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools (`boot' is British usage) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a long flexible snout as of an elephant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools; "he put his golf bag in the trunk" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. That segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The proboscis of an elephant. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The proboscis of an insect. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A long tube through which pellets of clay, pas, etc., are driven by the force of the breath. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The upright stem, body, or stock of a tree; the body of an animal, without the head and limbs; the central or most important part of anything which has branches or projections; an elephant's proboscis; a large traveling box or chest to hold personal belongings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Pertaining to a chief line; as, trunk lines of railroad. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. 1. The torso, the body exclusive of head and extremities. 2. The main stem of a tree from which the branches arise. 3. The main stem of a blood-vessel, lymphatic, or nerve. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  24. That portion of body containing heart, lungs, intestines, etc., etc. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  25. The stem of a tree: the body of an animal apart from the limbs: the main body of anything: anything long and hollow: the proboscis of an elephant: the shaft of a column: a chest for clothes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Stem of a tree; body of an animal apart from the limbs; main body of anything; proboscis of an elephant; chest for clothes, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. The main body or stock of a tree; the main body of any structure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The body, as distinguished from the limbs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A packing-box with a hinged lid and handles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A proboscis, as of an elephant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. The stem or body of a tree; the body of an animal without the limbs; the main body of anything; the snout or proboscis of an elephant; the proboscis of an Insect; the shaft of a column; a box or chest for containing clothes, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. A box or chest, particularly one covered with leather or skin, so called as resembling the trunk or chest of a man's body; the stem or body of a tree apart from its branches; the main body of anything; the proboscis of an elephant; the part of the body between the head and the abdomen; a water-course made of planks. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. The main stem of a tree ; the proboscis of an elephant. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  34. [Latin] The main stem of a tree (bot.); the proboscis of an elephant (zool.). na
  35. A long tube through which pellets of clay, p/as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath. mso.anu.edu.au
  36. A long tube through which pellets of clay, p dictgcide_fs
  37. trungk, n. the stem of a tree: the body of an animal apart from the limbs: the main body of anything: anything long and hollow: the proboscis of an elephant: the shaft of a column, the dado or body of a pedestal: a water-course of planks leading from the race to the water-wheel: a large hollow piston in which a connecting-rod plays: a portable box or chest for clothes, &c., esp. on a journey: a flume, penstock.--adjs. TRUNC'AL, pertaining to the trunk, principal; TRUNKED, having a trunk: (Spens.) beheaded.--ns. TRUNK'-FISH, the coffer-fish; TRUNK'FUL, as much as will fill a trunk; TRUNK'-HOSE, -BREECH'ES, large hose or breeches formerly worn over the lower part of the body and the upper part of the legs; TRUNK'-LINE, the main-line of a railway, canal, &c.; TRUNK'-ROAD, a main-road; TRUNK'-SLEEVE (Shak.), a sleeve with the upper part puffed; TRUNK'-WORK, work involving secrecy as by means of a trunk. [O. Fr. tronc--L. truncus, a stock--truncus, maimed.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. [Latin] The body apart from the head and limbs. na
  39. [Latin] The stem of a tree apart from the branches; hence, the stem or main part of an artery or nerve. na
  40. Main body of tree opp. to branches& roots; human or animal\'s body without head& limbs& tail; main part of any structure; (also t.-line) main line of railway or canal; box with hinged lid, often covered with leather, for carrying clothes &c. on journey; kinds of shaft, conduit, or trough, usu. rectangular& of wood, for ventilation, separation of ores, &c.; open cylinder used instead of piston-rod in some marine& other engines (t.-engines); proboscis esp. of elephant; (pl., also t.-hose) 16th-17th-c. breeches from waist to middle of thigh; t.-drawers (shop), drawers reaching only to knees; t.-nail, nail with large ornamental head for t., coffin, &c.; t.-road, main road. Hence trunkful n., trunkless a. (Vb) separate (ore) by use of t. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. (also) telephone main line (esp. of lines from town to town); t.-call, telephone call on t.-line with special charges according to distance (e.g. 3d. for 25 miles, 1/- for 100 miles). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. The body considered apart from the head and limbs. American pocket medical dictionary.
  43. The main body or stem of any branched structure; the body as distinguished from the limbs and head. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  44. n. [Latin, French] The stem or body of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; stock; –the body of an animal, apart from the limbs; –the main body of any thing; –in architecture, the shaft of a column; –the snout or proboscis of an elephant; –a box or chest covered with leather or hide, for containing clothes, &c.; a portmanteau. Cabinet Dictionary

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