(noun.) luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage.

(noun.) the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber.

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(n.) The stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk.

(n.) The body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs.

(n.) The main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches.

(n.) That part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column.

(n.) That segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus.

(n.) The proboscis of an elephant.

(n.) The proboscis of an insect.

(n.) A long tube through which pellets of clay, p/as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath.

(n.) A box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler.

(n.) A flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained.

(n.) A large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact.

(n.) A long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc.

(v. t.) To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim.

(v. t.) To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Stem, stock, stalk.[2]. Body (without the limbs).[3]. Proboscis, snout.[4]. Leat, watercourse.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Stem, stock, body, shaft

Typist: Rachel


n. the stem of a tree: the body of an animal apart from the limbs: the main body of anything: anything long and hollow: the proboscis of an elephant: the shaft of a column the dado or body of a pedestal: a water-course of planks leading from the race to the water-wheel: a large hollow piston in which a connecting-rod plays: a portable box or chest for clothes &c. esp. on a journey: a flume penstock.—adjs. Trunc′al pertaining to the trunk principal; Trunked having a trunk: (Spens.) beheaded.—ns. Trunk′-fish the coffer-fish; Trunk′ful as much as will fill a trunk; Trunk′-hose -breech′es large hose or breeches formerly worn over the lower part of the body and the upper part of the legs; Trunk′-line the main-line of a railway canal &c.; Trunk′-road a main-road; Trunk′-sleeve (Shak.) a sleeve with the upper part puffed; Trunk′-work work involving secrecy as by means of a trunk.

Editor: Susanna

Unserious Contents or Definition

To dream of trunks, foretells journeys and ill luck. To pack your trunk, denotes that you will soon go on a pleasant trip. To see the contents of a trunk thrown about in disorder, foretells quarrels, and a hasty journey from which only dissatisfaction will accrue. Empty trunks foretell disappointment in love and marriage. For a drummer to check his trunk, is an omen of advancement and comfort. If he finds that his trunk is too small for his wares, he will soon hear of his promotion, and his desires will reach gratification. For a young woman to dream that she tries to unlock her trunk and can't, signifies that she will make an effort to win some wealthy person, but by a misadventure she will lose her chance. If she fails to lock her trunk, she will be disappointed in making a desired trip.

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