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- n. A vehicle used to tow away broken down vehicles.
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- n. a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
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The place was bristling with knives and guns, and a substantial portion of the clientele was made up of weird hustlers like the rough-trade queen who drove a tow truck around town lifting up people’s cars and waiting for them to rush out and bribe him to lower the wheels back to the asphalt and crackheads.
A tow truck pulling a wrecked car was sponsored by Buster's Collision Service, "Where We Meet by Accident."