Pony truck
Pony Po"ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster]

2. Twenty-five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot. [College Cant] [1913 Webster]

4. A small glass of beer. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

{Pony chaise}, a light, low chaise, drawn by a pony or a pair of ponies.

{Pony engine}, a small locomotive for switching cars from one track to another. [U.S.]

{Pony truck} (Locomotive Engine), a truck which has only two wheels.

{Pony truss} (Bridge Building), a truss which has so little height that overhead bracing can not be used. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pony truck — A pony truck, in railroad terminology, is a leading truck with only two wheels.Its invention is generally credited to Levi Bissell, who devised one in 1857 and patented it the following year. Hence the term Bissel bogie (spelt with one l ) or… …   Wikipedia

  • pony truck — Bissell truck Bis sell truck A truck for railroad rolling stock, consisting of two ordinary axle boxes sliding in guides attached to a triangular frame; called also {pony truck}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pony truck — noun : a two wheeled swivel truck used under the front end of a locomotive * * * pony truck, a two or four wheeled leading or trailing truck, on some locomotives …   Useful english dictionary

  • pony-truck — The truck of a locomotive resting on the small wheels which are in front of the driving wheels. Eker v Pettibone (CA7 Ind) 110 F2d 451 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Pony — Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pony chaise — Pony Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pony engine — Pony Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pony truss — Pony Po ny, n.; pl. {Ponies}. [Written also {poney}.] [Gael. ponaidh.] 1. A small horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Twenty five pounds sterling. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] 3. A translation or a key used to avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bissell truck — Bis sell truck A truck for railroad rolling stock, consisting of two ordinary axle boxes sliding in guides attached to a triangular frame; called also {pony truck}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyundai Pony — This article refers to the rear wheel drive Hyundai Pony. For the front wheel drive car that was sold in Europe from 1985 as the Hyundai Pony, see Hyundai Excel. Infobox Automobile name=Hyundai Pony manufacturer=Hyundai Motor Company… …   Wikipedia

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