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Meaning & Definition of Trunk in English

English

Trunk

/trəŋk/

noun

1. The main stem of a tree

  • Usually covered with bark
  • The bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
    synonym:
  • trunk
  • ,
  • tree trunk
  • ,
  • bole

2. Luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage

    synonym:
  • trunk

3. The body excluding the head and neck and limbs

  • "They moved their arms and legs and bodies"
    synonym:
  • torso
  • ,
  • trunk
  • ,
  • body

4. Compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools

  • "He put his golf bag in the trunk"
    synonym:
  • luggage compartment
  • ,
  • automobile trunk
  • ,
  • trunk

5. A long flexible snout as of an elephant

    synonym:
  • proboscis
  • ,
  • trunk

Examples of using

Tom opened the trunk to get the spare tire.
Tom keeps an extra pair of shoes in the trunk of his car.
The apple does not fall far from the trunk.