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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


French, from Old French chamion, three-wheeled cart.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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