Definition of trunk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trʌŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trʌŋk//
    Body parts, Parts of a car
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  1. 1 [countable] the thick main stem of a tree, that the branches grow from
  2. 2(North American English) (British English boot) [countable] the space at the back of a car that you put bags, cases, etc. in See related entries: Parts of a car
  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 See related entries: Body parts
  7. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus.Extra examples He slammed the trunk shut. I need a new pair of swimming trunks. She popped the trunk and we tossed the stuff inside. What’s in the trunk? an instrument made from a hollowed-out tree trunk I found the documents at the bottom of an old tin trunk in the attic. She packed her trunk for camp. She was packing her school trunk.
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