|1.||the main stem of a tree, usually thick and upright, covered with bark and having branches at some distance from the ground|
|2.||a large strong case or box used to contain clothes and other personal effects when travelling and for storage|
|3.||anatomy the body excluding the head, neck, and limbs; torso|
|4.||the elongated prehensile nasal part of an elephant; proboscis|
|5.||(US), (Canadian) Also called: boot an enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc, usually at the rear|
|6.||anatomy the main stem of a nerve, blood vessel, etc|
|7.||nautical a watertight boxlike cover within a vessel with its top above the waterline, such as one used to enclose a centreboard|
|8.||an enclosed duct or passageway for ventilation, etc|
|9.||(modifier) of or relating to a main road, railway, etc, in a network: a trunk line|
|[C15: from Old French tronc, from Latin truncus, from truncus (adj) lopped]|
The body excluding the head and limbs.
The main stem of a blood vessel or nerve apart from the branches.
A large collecting lymphatic vessel.