Trunk

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Definition

the trunk (of a tree, a car): the body, the brown part (of a tree); the luggage section, the boot, the back compartment (of a car)
noun
Note that 'trunk' has several different meanings, and that in British English, the 'trunk' of a car is called the boot.

That elephant has a huge trunk! That elephant has a very big nose!
She put all of her clothes in a big trunk before leaving for Denmark. She put all of her clothes in a big suitcase before leaving for Denmark.

(swim) trunks: shorts worn by men for swimming
noun

Examples

  • "There's a tire iron and a jack in the trunk."

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