breakdown truck

breakdown truck UK US noun [countable] [singular breakdown truck plural breakdown trucks] british
a truck used for pulling away another vehicle that has stopped working
Thesaurus: road vehicles other than carshyponym

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(or breakdown lorry) noun, pl ⋯ trucks or ⋯ lorries [count]
Brit :tow truck

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ˈbreakdown truck f9 [breakdown truck] (BrE) (also ˈtow truck NAmE, BrE) noun
a truck that is used for taking cars away to be repaired when they have had a ↑breakdown
See also:tow truck

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  • breakdown truck — UK / US or breakdown lorry UK / US noun [countable] Word forms breakdown truck : singular breakdown truck plural breakdown trucks British a truck used for pulling away another vehicle that has stopped working …   English dictionary

  • breakdown truck — breakdown .truck also breakdown .lorry n BrE a vehicle with special equipment that is used to pull a car that is broken and does not work to a place where it can be repaired American Equivalent: tow truck …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breakdown truck — breakdown ,truck noun count BRITISH a TOW TRUCK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breakdown truck — also breakdown lor.ry noun (C) BrE a vehicle with special equipment used to pull a car that does not work to a place where it can be repaired; towtruck AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breakdown truck — A tow truck …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • breakdown lorry — breakdown truck UK / US or breakdown lorry UK / US noun [countable] Word forms breakdown truck : singular breakdown truck plural breakdown trucks British a truck used for pulling away another vehicle that has stopped working …   English dictionary

  • breakdown lorry — variant UK US Main entry: breakdown truck * * * ↑breakdown truck …   Useful english dictionary

  • truck — A general term for a vehicle designed to haul something. The British term is lorry. See articulated truck breakdown truck crew cabdump truck flatbed truck fork lift truck heavy duty truck lift truck light duty truck …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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