The trunk or boot of an automobile or car is the vehicle's main storage compartment. Trunk is used in North American English and Jamaican English, while boot is used elsewhere in the English-speaking world – except in South Asia, where it is usually called a dickie.

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  1. The (usually single) upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches: the tree trunk.
  2. A large suitcase, usually requiring two persons to lift and with a hinged lid.
  3. A box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for holding or transporting clothes or other goods.
  4. The torso.
  5. The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.
  6. The proboscis of an insect.
  7. The part of a pilaster between the base and capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column.
  8. The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
  9. A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.
  10. a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.
  11. A long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc.
  12. in software projects under source control: the most current source tree, from which the latest unstable builds (so-called "trunk builds") are compiled.
  13. A main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.
  14. The main line or body of anything.
    the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches
  15. A long tube through which pellets of clay, pas, etc., are driven by the force of the breath.
  16. A flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained.
  17. A large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact.


  1. To lop off; to curtail; to truncate.
  2. To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk.

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