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[ey-teen-hwee-ler, -wee-] /ˈeɪ tinˈʰwi lər, -ˈwi-/
a large tractor-trailer, usually having ten wheels on the cab and eight on the trailer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for eighteen-wheeler
  • eighteen-wheeler trucks have suddenly come to life, operating without drivers and terrorizing people.
  • There's something vulnerable about an eighteen-wheeler-sized spare tire that everyone thinks they can handle.
  • He was involved in a motor vehicle accident while driving an eighteen-wheeler.
  • The work in which he was engaged involved washing eighteen-wheeler trucks with a high pressure hose.
  • One business owner expressed his specific need to be able to parallel park large eighteen-wheeler delivery trucks.
  • He purchased two eighteen-wheeler trucks, which were garaged at his house and were maintained primarily by him.
Slang definitions & phrases for eighteen-wheeler


noun phrase

A semitrailer truck; cab and trailer: The driver of the eighteen-wheeler to my left was wearing the uniform of the West Virginia Highway Patrol (1970s+ Citizens band)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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