Trunk may refer to:

In biology:

  • Trunk, the proboscis of an elephant
  • Synonym for torso
  • Trunk (botany), a tree's central superstructure
  • Nerve trunk


  • Trunk (automobile), a large storage compartment
  • Trunk (luggage)
  • Trunk (motorcycle), a storage compartment

Other uses:

  • Trunk (software), in revision control
  • Trunk (structural), a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.
  • Trunk line, in telecommunications
  • Trunk shot, auto-trunk camera work
  • Trunk Records, a record label
  • Trunk road

Other articles related to "trunk":

Lumbosacral Trunk - Additional Images
... Lumbosacral trunk Lumbosacral trunk Lumbosacral trunk Lumbosacral trunk ...
Cyanotic - Differential Diagnosis - Differential Cyanosis
... The upper extremity remains pink because the brachiocephalic trunk, left common carotid trunk and the left subclavian trunk is given off proximal to the PDA ...
Thoracic Ganglia
... The thoracic portion of the sympathetic trunk typically has 12 thoracic ganglia ... Also, the ganglia of the thoracic sympathetic trunk have both white and gray rami communicantes ... fibers arising in the spinal cord into the sympathetic trunk ...
Cyathea Catillifera
... The erect trunk is up to about 1 m tall and 10 cm in diameter ... Characteristically of this species, the trunk often branches at the base ... Stipes are persistent with bases retained on the trunk ...

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    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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    through the Sumner Tunnel,
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    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)