What is trunk?

  • (noun): Luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "trunk":

  • (noun): The main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber.
    Synonyms: tree trunk, bole
  • (noun): The body excluding the head and neck and limbs.
    Synonyms: torso, body
  • (noun): A long flexible snout as of an elephant.
    Synonyms: proboscis

Famous quotes containing the word trunk:

    through the Sumner Tunnel,
    trunk by trunk through its sulphurous walls,
    tile by tile like a men’s urinal,
    slipping through
    like somebody else’s package.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    We are nothing but ceremony; ceremony carries us away, and we leave the substance of things; we hang on to the branches and abandon the trunk and body.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Let me have
    A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear
    As will disperse itself through all the veins
    That the life-weary taker may fall dead,
    And that the trunk may be discharged of breath
    As violently as hasty powder fired
    Doth hurry from the fatal cannon’s womb.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)