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truckload

[truhk-lohd] /ˈtrʌkˌloʊd/
noun
1.
the amount that a truck can carry.
2.
the minimum weight legally required for making shipments at a rate (truckload rate) below that charged for shipments under this minimum.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; truck1 + load
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British Dictionary definitions for truckload

truckload

/ˈtrʌkˌləʊd/
noun
1.
the amount carried by a truck
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