tow truck


tow truck
noun
a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
Syn: ↑tow car, ↑wrecker
Derivationally related forms: ↑wreck (for: ↑wrecker)
Hypernyms: ↑truck, ↑motortruck

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variant of tow car

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wrecker (def. 3).
[1940-45]

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tow truck noun (N American)
A breakdown truck, esp one able to tow another vehicle
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Main Entry:tow

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tow truck UK US noun [countable] [singular tow truck plural tow trucks] american
a breakdown truck
Thesaurus: road vehicles other than carshyponym

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tow truck,
a truck equipped with apparatus to tow away wrecked or disabled cars; wrecker.

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['tō ˌtrək]
n. a truck used to tow or pick up damaged or disabled vehicles

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noun, pl ⋯ trucks [count]
: a truck with special equipment on the back of it to tow away vehicles — called also (Brit) breakdown truck

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ˈtow truck [tow truck] (especially NAmE) (BrE usually ˈbreakdown truck) noun
a truck that is used for taking cars away to be repaired when they have had a ↑breakdown
See also:breakdown truck

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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