trunk

The noun trunk refers to the main stem of a tree. If you want to make maple syrup, you need to tap the trunk of the maple tree and collect the tree's sap, which can then be boiled into a sticky syrup.

The torso of the human body, from the neck to the groin — but not including the head, neck, arms, or legs — is sometimes referred to as the trunk. If you have hives on your trunk, you probably itch on your back, chest and abdomen. The word trunk comes from the Old French word tronc, which referred to the trunk of a tree or a headless body.

Primary Meanings of trunk

1.
n
the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
2.
n
the body excluding the head and neck and limbs
3.
n
compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
4.
n
a long flexible snout as of an elephant
Full Definitions of trunk
1

n the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

Synonyms:
bole, tree trunk
Type of:
stalk, stem
a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
2

n the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

Synonyms:
body, torso
Type of:
body part
any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
3

n compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools

“he put his golf bag in the trunk
Synonyms:
automobile trunk, luggage compartment
Types:
boot
British term for the luggage compartment in a car
Type of:
compartment
a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

n luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage

Types:
footlocker, locker
a trunk for storing personal possessions; usually kept at the foot of a bed (as in a barracks)
Type of:
baggage, luggage
cases used to carry belongings when traveling
4

n a long flexible snout as of an elephant

Synonyms:
proboscis
Type of:
neb, snout
a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose

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