More definitions of "trunk":
- (noun): Compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools.
Example: "He put his golf bag in the trunk"
Synonyms: luggage compartment, automobile 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): A long flexible snout as of an elephant.
Famous quotes containing the word trunk:
“through the Sumner Tunnel,
trunk by trunk through its sulphurous walls,
tile by tile like a mens urinal,
like somebody elses package.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“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 (15331592)
“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 cannons womb.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)