Garden truck, vegetables raised for market. [Colloq.] [U. S.] — Truck farming, raising vegetables for market: market gardening. [Colloq. U. S.]

(Truck"age) n. The practice of bartering goods; exchange; barter; truck.

The truckage of perishing coin.

(Truck"age), n. Money paid for the conveyance of goods on a truck; freight.

(Truck"er) n. One who trucks; a trafficker.

No man having ever yet driven a saving bargain with this great trucker for souls.

(Truck"ing), n. The business of conveying goods on trucks.

(Truc"kle) n. [Dim. of truck a wheel; or from the kindred L. trochlea a block, sheaf containing one or more pulleys. See Truck a wheel.] A small wheel or caster. Hudibras.

(Truc"kle), v. i. [From truckle in truckle-bed, in allusion to the fact that the truckle-bed on which the pupil slept was rolled under the large bed of the master.] To yield or bend obsequiously to the will of another; to submit; to creep. "Small, trucking states." Burke.

Religion itself is forced to truckle to worldly poliey.

(Truc"kle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Truckled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Truckling ] To roll or move upon truckles, or casters; to trundle.

(Truc"kle-bed`) n. A low bed on wheels, that may be pushed under another bed; a trundle- bed. "His standing bed and truckle-bed." Shak.

(Truc"kler) n. One who truckles, or yields servilely to the will of another.

(Truck"man) n.; pl. Truckmen

(Truck), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trucked ; p. pr. & vb. n. trucking.] [OE. trukken,F. troquer; akin to Sp. & Pg. trocar; of uncertain origin.] To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust.

We will begin by supposing the international trade to be in form, what it always is in reality, an actual trucking of one commodity against another.
J. S. Mill.

(Truck), v. i. To exchange commodities; to barter; to trade; to deal.

A master of a ship, who deceived them under color of trucking with them.

Despotism itself is obliged to truck and huckster.

To truck and higgle for a private good.

(Truck) n. [Cf. F. troc.]

1. Exchange of commodities; barter. Hakluyt.

2. Commodities appropriate for barter, or for small trade; small commodities; esp., in the United States, garden vegetables raised for the market. [Colloq.]

3. The practice of paying wages in goods instead of money; — called also truck system.

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