Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wheeled carriage which supports a railroad-car. In Europe the pedestals for the axle-boxes are commonly attached to the body of the ear. In the United States the car-body is supported upon two independent trucks placed beneath it. Each of these may have two, but usually four, and occasionally six wheels fixed upon revolving axles, whose journal-boxes vibrate vertically in pedestals secured to the framework of the truck. The bolster or cross-beam which directly supports the car-body is in the middle of the framework, and is suspended from it by equalizing bars and suspension-straps, in such a way as to distribute the weight upon all the wheels and allow for the sway, or freedom of motion, essential to easy riding. Springs and brake mechanism are attached to the truck.
“He has also devised a new type of locomotive-tender which is now in practical use; a process of making truck-bolsters, brake-beams, etc.; a draft-gear; a car-truck, and a tank-car which is now widely used.”
“But the runaway sales of new Japanese trucks, minivans and car-truck hybrids are quickly changing the rules of the road.”
“Three-fourths of the team tossed battered suitcases into the car-truck, slid the sled onto a trailer and hitched up for the long haul, 2,500 miles if they didn't get lost.”
“Paramedics also attended the scene of a car-truck smash in Hummfray St, Mt Clear, near Ballarat, about 6.23pm.”
“Twin girl from horror car-truck smash dies THE twin who was fighting for life after the crash that claimed the lives of her sister and three friends, and a truck driver has died.”
“Unknown assailants rob over NIS 1 million from Shfaram doctor's home (Haaretz) 6 wounded, 3 seriously, in car-truck crash near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai (Haaretz)”
“On Jan. 11, my daughter was in a horrific car-truck accident on Route 81 South.”
“Toyotas are excellent vehicles my 2000 land cruiser is the best car-truck I ever owned”
“Unknown assailants rob over $1 million from Shfaram doctor's home (Haaretz) 6 wounded, 3 seriously, in car-truck crash near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai (Haaretz)”
“The car-truck (it might be a Hilux, but I was too surprised to note the make of the car) just went straight at me, and I had no choice but to swerve to the fast lane to avoid a collision.”
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