Trunk Meaning and Definition


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Trunk meaning

Word: Trunk

How to pronounce: trʌŋk

Noun

Definitions:

1. The main woody stem of a tree as distinct from its branches and roots.

Example sentences: "Trees with large trunks and deep anchoring roots represent the ultimate challenge in withstanding oxygen-deprivation in wetland habitats."

2. A person's or animal's body apart from the limbs and head.

Example sentences: "The somites, now positioned on either side of the neural tube, give rise to the vertebrae and ribs, to the muscles of the trunk and limbs, and also contribute to the dermis of the skin."

3. The elongated, prehensile nose of an elephant.

Example sentences: "The trunk of an Asian elephant is so exquisitely prehensile that it can pick up a dime from a concrete floor."

4. A large box with a hinged lid for storing or transporting clothes and other articles.

Example sentences: "These tiny documents were purchased by a flea market trader in a trunk stored in the attic of a prominent Savannah family during the dispersal of an estate."


Synonyms:

luggage carrier

load carrier

luggage rack

boot

luggage boot

baggage compartment

torso

body

mainline

tree trunk

bole

suitcase

box

locker

case

casket

bin

proboscis

long distance


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Trunk in Other Languages...

Spanish: Tronco

German: Stamm

French: Tronc

Italian: Tronco

Turkish: Bagaj


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