from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A truck.
- n. A bus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A truck or wagon used for transporting cannon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage
- n. a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
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.