hand truck
noun Date: 1920 a small hand-propelled truck; especially truck 3b

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hand|truck — «HAND TRUHK», noun. a cart pulled or pushed by hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand truck — hand′ truck n. trs a two wheeled, barrowlike conveyance for moving luggage, cartons, etc., consisting of a frame with a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Hand truck — A hand truck (also known as a 2 wheel dolly , a stack truck , or a trolley or sack truck in the United Kingdom, or a bag barrow in New Zealand) is an L shaped box moving handcart with handles at one end, wheels at the base, with a small ledge to… …   Wikipedia

  • hand truck — noun An L shaped box moving handcart with handles at one end, wheels at the base, with a small ledge to set objects on, flat against the floor when the hand truck is upright. It makes otherwise bulky and heavy objects easier to move. Syn: stack… …   Wiktionary

  • hand truck — noun a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects • Syn: ↑truck • Hypernyms: ↑handcart, ↑pushcart, ↑cart, ↑go cart * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand truck — truck1 (def. 3). [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Truck (disambiguation) — Truck may mean:Vehicles Transport* Truck * Pickup truck * Light truck * Forklift truck * Freight truck, a type of train carriage * Railroad truck, also known as a bogie * Hand truck, also a sack truck in the United Kingdom * Skateboard truck *… …   Wikipedia

  • truck — truck1 [truk] n. [< ? L trochus, a hoop < Gr trochos, a wheel, disk: see TROCHE] 1. Historical a small, solid wheel or roller, esp. one for a gun carriage 2. a small, wooden block or disk with holes for halyards, esp. one at the top of a… …   English World dictionary

  • truck — truck1 truckable, adj. /truk/, n. 1. any of various forms of vehicle for carrying goods and materials, usually consisting of a single self propelled unit but also often composed of a trailer vehicle hauled by a tractor unit. 2. any of various… …   Universalium

  • truck — I. verb Etymology: Middle English trukken, from Anglo French *truker, *troker, from Vulgar Latin *troccare, probably of imitative origin Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to give in exchange ; swap 2. to barter or dispose of by barter… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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