runaway truck

Main Entry:  runaway truck
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a truck having braking problems, esp. on steeply graded roads, and in need of a ramp, lane, escape ramp, or arrester bed to help the truck stop
Example:  The five runaway truck ramps along I-70 were used 113 times from 2001 to 2004.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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