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Noun: trunks  trúngks
  1. (used in the plural) trousers that end at or above the knee
    - short pants [N. Amer], shorts
  2. Swimsuit worn by men while swimming
    - swimming trunks, bathing trunks, swim trunks [N. Amer]
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], dickey [Asia, informal], dicky [Asia, informal]
  5. A long flexible snout as of an elephant
    - proboscis

Type of: baggage, bathers [Austral], bathing costume, bathing suit, body part, compartment, cossie [Brit, informal], cozzie [Brit, informal], dacks [Austral, NZ], daks [Austral, NZ], luggage, neb, pair of trousers, pants [N. Amer], snout, stalk, stem, swimmers [Austral, informal], swimming costume, swimsuit, swimwear, trousers

Part of: auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], body, car, elephant, mammoth, motorcar, organic structure, tree, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Trunks

Trunk, Richard