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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 [Brit], automobile trunk [N. Amer], dickey [Asia, informal], dicky [Asia, informal]
  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 [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], body, car, elephant, mammoth, motorcar, organic structure, tree, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Trunk, Richard