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trunk

  

      n  
1    the main stem of a tree, usually thick and upright, covered with bark and having branches at some distance from the ground  
2    a large strong case or box used to contain clothes and other personal effects when travelling and for storage  
3      (Anatomy)   the body excluding the head, neck, and limbs; torso  
4    the elongated prehensile nasal part of an elephant; proboscis  
5       the U.S. and Canadian name for       boot   1       2  
6      (Anatomy)   the main stem of a nerve, blood vessel, etc.  
7      (Nautical)   a watertight boxlike cover within a vessel with its top above the waterline, such as one used to enclose a centreboard  
8    an enclosed duct or passageway for ventilation, etc.  
9    modifier   of or relating to a main road, railway, etc., in a network  
a trunk line        (See also)        trunks  
     (C15: from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus, from truncus (adj) lopped)  
  trunkful      n  
  trunkless      adj  


subscriber trunk dialling  
      n     (Brit)   a service by which telephone subscribers can obtain trunk calls by dialling direct without the aid of an operator,   (Abbrev.)    STD     (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    direct distance dialing  
trunk cabin  
      n     (Nautical)   a long relatively low cabin above the deck of a yacht  
trunk call  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a long-distance telephone call  
trunk curl  
      n      another name for       sit-up  
trunk hose  
      n   a man's puffed-out breeches reaching to the thighs and worn with tights in the 16th century  
     (C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps from the obsolete trunk to truncate)  
trunk line  
      n  
1    a direct link between two telephone exchanges or switchboards that are a considerable distance apart  
2    the main route or routes on a railway  
trunk road  
      n     (Brit)   a main road, esp. one that is suitable for heavy vehicles  
wardrobe trunk  
      n   a large upright rectangular travelling case, usually opening longitudinally, with one side having a hanging rail, the other having drawers or compartments  
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boot   [1]  
      n  
1    a strong outer covering for the foot; shoe that extends above the ankle, often to the knee  
   See also       chukka boot       top boot       Wellington boot       surgical boot  
2      (Brit)   an enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc., usually at the rear,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    trunk         
3    a protective covering over a mechanical device, such as a rubber sheath protecting a coupling joining two shafts  
4      (U.S. and Canadian)   a rubber patch used to repair a puncture in a tyre  
5    an instrument of torture used to crush the foot and lower leg  
6    a protective covering for the lower leg of a horse  
7    a kick  
he gave the door a boot     
8      (Brit)  
slang   an ugly person (esp. in the phrase old boot)  
9      (U.S.)  
slang   a navy or marine recruit, esp. one in training  
10      (Computing)      short for       bootstrap       4a  
11    bet one's boots   to be certain  
you can bet your boots he'll come     
12       See       boots and all  
13    die with one's boots on  
a    to die while still active  
b    to die in battle  
14    lick the boots of   to be servile, obsequious, or flattering towards  
15    put the boot in  
Slang  
a    to kick a person, esp. when he is already down  
b    to harass someone or aggravate a problem  
c    to finish off (something) with unnecessary brutality  
16    the boot  
Slang   dismissal from employment; the sack  
17    the boot is on the other foot or leg   the situation is or has now reversed  
18    too big for one's boots   self-important or conceited  
      vb   tr  
19    (esp. in football) to kick  
20    to equip with boots  
21    Informal  
a    often foll by: out   to eject forcibly  
b    to dismiss from employment,   (See also)        boots  
     (C14 bote, from Old French, of uncertain origin)  


subscriber trunk dialling  
      n     (Brit)   a service by which telephone subscribers can obtain trunk calls by dialling direct without the aid of an operator,   (Abbrev.)    STD     (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    direct distance dialing  
trunk  
      n  
1    the main stem of a tree, usually thick and upright, covered with bark and having branches at some distance from the ground  
2    a large strong case or box used to contain clothes and other personal effects when travelling and for storage  
3      (Anatomy)   the body excluding the head, neck, and limbs; torso  
4    the elongated prehensile nasal part of an elephant; proboscis  
5       the U.S. and Canadian name for       boot   1       2  
6      (Anatomy)   the main stem of a nerve, blood vessel, etc.  
7      (Nautical)   a watertight boxlike cover within a vessel with its top above the waterline, such as one used to enclose a centreboard  
8    an enclosed duct or passageway for ventilation, etc.  
9    modifier   of or relating to a main road, railway, etc., in a network  
a trunk line        (See also)        trunks  
     (C15: from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus, from truncus (adj) lopped)  
  trunkful      n  
  trunkless      adj  
trunk cabin  
      n     (Nautical)   a long relatively low cabin above the deck of a yacht  
trunk call  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a long-distance telephone call  
trunk curl  
      n      another name for       sit-up  
trunk hose  
      n   a man's puffed-out breeches reaching to the thighs and worn with tights in the 16th century  
     (C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps from the obsolete trunk to truncate)  
trunk line  
      n  
1    a direct link between two telephone exchanges or switchboards that are a considerable distance apart  
2    the main route or routes on a railway  
trunk road  
      n     (Brit)   a main road, esp. one that is suitable for heavy vehicles  
wardrobe trunk  
      n   a large upright rectangular travelling case, usually opening longitudinally, with one side having a hanging rail, the other having drawers or compartments  

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trunk

  
1    bole, stalk, stem, stock  
2    body, torso  
3    proboscis, snout  
4    bin, box, case, casket, chest, coffer, crate, kist     (Scot. & Northern English dialect)   locker, portmanteau  

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