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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trunk  \Trunk\,  n.  [F.  tronc,  L.  truncus,  fr  truncus  maimed, 
  mutilated;  perhaps  akin  to  torquere  to  twist  wrench,  and  E. 
  torture.  Trunk  in  the  sense  of  proboscis  is  fr  F.  trompe 
  (the  same  word  as  trompe  a  trumpet),  but  has  been  confused  in 
  English  with  trunk  the  stem  of  a  tree  (see  {Trump}  a 
  trumpet).  Cf  {Truncate}.] 
  1.  The  stem,  or  body,  of  a  tree,  apart  from  its  limbs  and 
  roots;  the  main  stem,  without  the  branches;  stock;  stalk. 
  About  the  mossy  trunk  I  wound  me  soon,  For  high 
  from  ground,  the  branches  would  require  Thy  utmost 
  reach.  --Milton. 
  2.  The  body  of  an  animal,  apart  from  the  head  and  limbs. 
  3.  The  main  body  of  anything  as  the  trunk  of  a  vein  or  of 
  an  artery,  as  distinct  from  the  branches. 
  4.  (Arch)  That  part  of  a  pilaster  which  is  between  the  base 
  and  the  capital,  corresponding  to  the  shaft  of  a  column. 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  That  segment  of  the  body  of  an  insect  which  is 
  between  the  head  and  abdomen,  and  bears  the  wings  and 
  legs;  the  thorax;  the  truncus. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trunk  \Trunk\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  F.  tronquer  See  {Truncate}.] 
  1.  To  lop  off  to  curtail;  to  truncate;  to  maim.  [Obs.]  ``Out 
  of  the  trunked  stock.''  --Spenser. 
  2.  (Mining)  To  extract  (ores)  from  the  slimes  in  which  they 
  are  contained,  by  means  of  a  trunk.  See  {Trunk},  n.,  9. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  main  stem  of  a  tree;  usually  covered  with  bark;  the  bole 
  is  usually  the  part  that  is  commercially  useful  for 
  lumber  [syn:  {tree  trunk},  {bole}] 
  2:  a  large  strong  case  used  when  traveling  or  for  storage 
  3:  the  body  excluding  the  head  and  neck  and  limbs;  "they  moved 
  their  arms  and  legs  and  bodies"  [syn:  {torso},  {body}] 
  4:  carries  luggage  or  shopping  or  tools  [syn:  {boot},  {luggage 
  5:  a  long  flexible  snout  as  of  an  elephant  [syn:  {proboscis}] 

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