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tow truck

wrecker (def 3).
Origin of tow truck
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tow truck
  • Authorities summoned a tow truck, but it ultimately was not needed.
  • Corrections officers dragged the dome off the rocks, using a winch on a tow truck.
  • When the tow truck arrived, the driver discovered he couldn't pull the van to safety.
  • Report a problem with a tow truck company or driver.
  • Situations that will causes a tow truck driver certificate to be refused or denied.
British Dictionary definitions for tow truck

tow truck

a motor vehicle equipped for towing away wrecked or disabled cars Also called breakdown van, (US and Canadian) wrecker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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