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Definition of trunk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] the thick main stem of a tree, that the branches grow from
  2. 2[countable] the space at the back of a car that you put bags, cases, etc. in
  3. 3[countable] the long nose of an elephant
  4. 4trunks [plural] = swimming trunks
  5. 5[countable] a large strong box with a lid used for storing or transporting clothes, books, etc.
  6. 6[countable, usually singular] the main part of the human body apart from the head, arms, and legs see also torso
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