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Noun: trunk  trúngk
  1. The main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
    - tree trunk, bole
     
  2. [N. Amer] Luggage consisting of a large strong case used when travelling or for storage
     
  3. The body excluding the head and neck and limbs
    "they moved their arms and legs and trunks";
    - torso, body
     
  4. [N. Amer] Compartment in an automobile that carries luggage, shopping or tools
    "he put his golf bag in the trunk";
    - luggage compartment, automobile trunk [N. Amer], boot [Brit], dicky [Asia], dickey [Asia]
     
  5. A long flexible snout as of an elephant
    - proboscis

Derived forms: trunks

Type of: baggage, body part, compartment, luggage, neb, snout, stalk, stem

Part of: auto, automobile, body, car, elephant, machine, mammoth, motorcar, organic structure, physical structure, tree

Encyclopedia: Trunk