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TRUCK, verb intransitive [Latin trochus, a round thing; Eng. truck ] To exchange commodities; to barter. Our traders truck with the Indians, giving them whiskey and trinkets for skins. [Truck is now vulgar.]

TRUCK, verb transitive To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust. [Vulgar.]

TRUCK, noun Permutation; exchange of commodities; barter.

1. A small wooden wheel not bound with iron; a cylinder.

2. A small wheel; hence trucks, a low carriage for carrying goods, stone, etc. Indeed this kind of carriage is often called a truck in the singular.