Automobile vs. Truck

Automobile vs. Truck — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Automobile and Truck

Automobilenoun

A self-propelled passenger vehicle that usually has four wheels and an internal-combustion engine, used for land transport. Also called motorcar.

Trucknoun

Any of various heavy motor vehicles designed for carrying or pulling loads.

Automobileadjective

Of or relating to automobiles; automotive.

Trucknoun

A hand truck.

Automobilenoun

A type of vehicle designed to move on the ground under its own stored power and intended to carry a driver, a small number of additional passengers, and a very limited amount of other load. A car or motorcar.

Trucknoun

A wheeled platform, sometimes equipped with a motor, for conveying loads in a warehouse or freight yard.

Automobileverb

To travel by automobile.

Trucknoun

A set of bookshelves mounted on four wheels or casters, used in libraries.

Automobileadjective

Self-moving; self-propelled.

Trucknoun

One of the swiveling frames of wheels under each end of a railroad car or trolley car.

Automobilenoun

4-wheeled motor vehicle; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;

he needs a car to get to work

Trucknoun

Either of the frames housing a pair of wheels on a skateboard or landboard.

Automobileverb

travel in an automobile

Trucknoun

(Nautical) A small piece of wood placed at the top of a mast or flagpole, usually having holes through which halyards can be passed.

Trucknoun

Chiefly British A railroad freight car without a top.

Trucknoun

The trading of goods or services without the exchange of money; barter.

Trucknoun

Articles of commerce; trade goods.

Trucknoun

Garden produce raised for the market.

Trucknoun

(Informal) Worthless goods; stuff or rubbish

"I was mooning over some old papers, or letters, or ribbons, or some such truck" (Edna Ferber).

Trucknoun

(Informal) Dealings; business

We'll have no further truck with them.

Truckverb

To transport by truck.

Truckverb

To carry goods by truck.

Truckverb

To drive a truck.

Truckverb

(Slang) To move or travel in a steady but easy manner.

Truckverb

To have dealings or commerce; traffic

They were trucking with smugglers.

Truckverb

To exchange; barter.

Truckverb

To peddle.

Trucknoun

A small wheel or roller, specifically the wheel of a gun-carriage.

Trucknoun

The ball on top of a flagpole.

Trucknoun

(nautical) On a wooden mast, a circular disc (or sometimes a rectangle) of wood near or at the top of the mast, usually with holes or sheaves to reeve signal halyards; also a temporary or emergency place for a lookout. "Main" refers to the mainmast, whereas a truck on another mast may be called (on the mizzenmast, for example) "mizzen-truck".

Trucknoun

A semi-tractor ("semi") trailer; (British) a lorry.

Mexican open-bed trucks haul most of the fresh produce that comes into the United States from Mexico.

Trucknoun

Any motor vehicle designed for carrying cargo, including delivery vans, pickups, and other motorized vehicles (including passenger autos) fitted with a bed designed to carry goods.

Trucknoun

A garden cart, a two-wheeled wheelbarrow.

Trucknoun

A small wagon or cart, of various designs, pushed or pulled by hand or (obsolete) pulled by an animal, as with those in hotels for moving luggage, or in libraries for transporting books.

Trucknoun

A pantechnicon (removal van).

Trucknoun

A flatbed railway car.

Trucknoun

A pivoting frame, one attached to the bottom of the bed of a railway car at each end, that rests on the axle and which swivels to allow the axle (at each end of which is a solid wheel) to turn with curves in the track. The axle on many types of railway car is not attached to the truck and relies on gravity to remain within the truck's brackets (on the truck's base) that hold the axle in place

Trucknoun

The part of a skateboard or roller skate that joins the wheels to the deck, consisting of a hanger, baseplate, kingpin, and bushings, and sometimes mounted with a riser in between.

Trucknoun

(theater) A platform with wheels or casters.

Trucknoun

Dirt or other messiness.

Trucknoun

Small, humble items; things, often for sale or barter.

Trucknoun

(historical) The practice of paying workers in kind, or with tokens only exchangeable at a shop owned by the employer [forbidden in the 19th century by the Truck Acts]

Trucknoun

(US) Garden produce, groceries (see truck garden).

Trucknoun

Social intercourse; dealings, relationships.

Truckverb

(intransitive) To drive a truck: Generally a truck driver's slang.

Truckverb

(transitive) To convey by truck.

Last week, Cletus trucked 100 pounds of lumber up to Dubuque.

Truckverb

To travel or live contentedly.

Keep on trucking!

Truckverb

To persist, to endure.

Keep on trucking!

Truckverb

To move a camera parallel to the movement of the subject.

Truckverb

To fight or otherwise physically engage with.

Truckverb

To run over or through a tackler in American football.

Truckverb

To fail; run out; run short; be unavailable; diminish; abate.

Truckverb

To give in; give way; knuckle under; truckle.

Truckverb

To deceive; cheat; defraud.

Truckverb

To tread (down); stamp on; trample (down).

Truckverb

(transitive) To trade, exchange; barter.

Truckverb

(intransitive) To engage in commerce; to barter or deal.

Truckverb

(intransitive) To have dealings or social relationships with; to engage with.

Truckadjective

Pertaining to a garden patch or truck garden.

Trucknoun

an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

Trucknoun

a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects

Truckverb

convey (goods etc.) by truck;

truck fresh vegetables across the mountains