Definitions

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  • noun Australia A truck and trailer combination consisting of a prime mover coupled to two trailers.

Etymologies

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So-called in Australia partly because of industry concerns about negative public attitudes to road trains.

Examples

  • "B-double sharp doesn't make any sense," said Mr. Adams.

    Busting Out of Musical Lockdown

  • He listens to his players: On the night of a gala premiere, a viola player jumped from the stage to ask whether a B-double sharp note was a mistake.

    Busting Out of Musical Lockdown

  • The B-double then careened off the Pacific Highway, and slammed through the side of a house, before coming to rest in the front bedroom of a granny flat, killing sleeping Max Macgregor, and narrowly missing his 14-year-old brother.

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  • Three trucks and car in two smashes on Bruce Highway at Mt Larcom within half an hour THE Bruce Highway has been brought to a standstill as emergency services rescue injured motorists caught in a three-car crash involving a B-double tanker carrying recycled oil that has burst into flames.

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  • "We're still unsure of the quantity of recycled oil on board the B-double tanker or whether it was even fully loaded," he said.

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  • A truck driver died less than an hour later, when his B-double veered across the Hume Highway near Melbourne and crashed into a tree.

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  • The accident also ruptured the B-double's fuel tank, spewing the fuel into the Nepean River.

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  • A B-double truck veered on the wrong side of the Hume Highway, near Menangle, about 11.25am AEDT yesterday and crushed a red sedan against a guardrail on the Menangle Bridge.

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  • A spokesman for the Queensland Ambulance Service said the B-double overturned about 8.30pm.

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  • In another accident last night, the Cunningham Highway was closed at Mutdapilly after a B-double carrying gyprock and plasterboard caught fire when it hit a guard rail and rolled over.

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