from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having some specific type of trunk
  • adj. Cut-off, severed; mutilated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having (such) a trunk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a trunk, in any sense: generally used in compounds.
  • In heraldry: Having a trunk: used only when the trunk is of a different tincture from the rest of the bearing: as, a tree vert trunked azure.
  • Couped of all its branches and roots—that is, having them cut short so as to show only stumps.
  • Same as caboshed.
  • Truncated; beheaded.


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  • "Now, Clarence," said his papa, "I suppose you would say that the elephant 'trunked' the toll-gate, and so he did; but, you see, it was because he did not choose to be imposed upon."

    The Nursery, July 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 1

  • To receive them you need a newer scanner like my Uniden BCD 396 (below) which decodes digital and also tracks the changing frequencies of many "trunked" radio systems.

    Gear Diary

  • And huge, golden melons of the papaia, ready for the eating, globuled directly from the slender-trunked trees not one-tenth the girth of the fruits they bore.


  • Instead of the twisted hillside oaks, tall straight trees, big-trunked and prosperous, rose from the damp fat soil.


  • He saw, an opening between huge-trunked trees, and advanced through it, putting out the light and treading on dry footing as yet protected from the drip of the fog by the dense foliage overhead.

    When the World Was Young

  • She watched the sun flickering down through the warm-trunked redwoods.

    Jack London's Short Story - Planchette

  • The tall, delicate-trunked trees twisted and snapped about like whip-lashes.

    Chapter 3

  • They cleared the crest and emerged from the pool as if into another world, for now they were in the thicket of velvet-trunked young madronos and looking down the open, sun-washed hillside, across the nodding grasses, to the drifts of blue and white nemophilae that carpeted the tiny meadow on either side the tiny stream.

    Chapter XXIV

  • Here all was noise and movement, the lofty, slender trunked trees swaying back and forth in the wind and clashing their branches together.

    Chapter XIX

  • Eighty feet in length, rising two stories and a half from masonry walls to tree-trunked roof, flung across with a flying gallery from the rail of which hung skins of wild animals, hand-woven blankets of Oaxaca and Ecuador, and tapas, woman-pounded and vegetable-dyed, from the islands of the South



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