American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A truck.
- n. A bus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A truck or wagon used for transporting cannon.
- n. a low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage
- n. a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
- French, from Old French chamion, three-wheeled cart. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Interestingly, as I understand it. a camion is an intra-city bus while a an autobus is an inter-city bus.”
“She's sold the school bus, she tells them, but now calls a camion* "home" and the kids are always welcome to visit.”
“However, I got off at last in a "camion," and when I arrived I found the little station hospital and salle and Lady Bagot's hospital crowded with men in khaki.”
“It was a wicked, blowy day, and I crept into a wrecked "camion" and sheltered there, and ate some lunch and slept a little.”
“The hispanic regular way to say trucks, is, camioneta, (for small one); and camion, (for bigger capacity); but in Mexico this word, (camion), is used to mean, (bus).”
“I hear camion for bus in Ajijic but down in Chiapas it is autobus. tashby”
“Same thing with truck, I keep hearing trucka in the north but here they say camion.”
“I hear camion for bus in Ajijic but down in Chiapas it is autobus.”
“The drawing reads: In the war of 1870 he drove a team instead of a camion.”
“It has been said that the first battle of Verdun was won by the camion service.”
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