articulated lorry

a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
Syn: ↑trailer truck, ↑tractor trailer, ↑trucking rig, ↑rig, ↑semi
Hypernyms: ↑truck, ↑motortruck
Hyponyms: ↑tandem trailer
Part Meronyms: ↑semitrailer, ↑semi, ↑trailer

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a tractor-trailer truck.

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articulated lorry, etc noun
A lorry, etc made easier to manœuvre by having its (sometimes detachable) front section flexibly attached to the rear section so that it can move at an angle to it (informal short form articˈ (or /ärˈ/))
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  • articulated lorry — Brit. a tractor trailer truck. * * * …   Universalium

  • articulated lorry — noun A truck and trailer, i.e., a combination involving a semi trailer (US semi trailer truck) …   Wiktionary

  • articulated lorry — trailer truck, rig, semi trailer (British) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • articulated lorry — [ɑːˈtɪkjʊleɪtɪd ˌlɒri] noun [C] British a large truck that consists of two separate parts joined together …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • Articulated vehicle — An articulated vehicle is a vehicle which has a permanent or semi permanent pivoting joint in its construction, allowing the vehicle to turn more sharply. There are many kinds of articulated vehicles, from heavy equipment to buses, trams and… …   Wikipedia

  • articulated — adjective Date: 1899 of a vehicle having a hinge or pivot connection especially to allow negotiation of sharp turns < articulated lorry > < articulated bus > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • articulated — ar|tic|u|lat|ed [ ar tıkjuleıtıd ] adjective BRITISH an articulated vehicle has two or more parts that are connected so they can move in different directions at the same time: an articulated lorry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • articulated — UK [ɑː(r)ˈtɪkjʊˌleɪtɪd] / US [ɑrˈtɪkjuleɪtɪd] adjective British an articulated vehicle has two or more parts that are connected so that they can move in different directions at the same time an articulated lorry …   English dictionary

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