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(1)   A long flexible snout as of an elephant
(2)   Compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
"He put his golf bag in the trunk"
(3)   Luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
(4)   The body excluding the head and neck and limbs
"They moved their arms and legs and bodies"
(5)   The main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber


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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. The torso.
  4. The extended and articulated nose or nasal organ of an elephant.
  5. The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car.
  6. A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.
  7. a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.
  8. in source controlled software projects: the most current source tree, out of which the latest unstable builds (so-called "trunk builds") are compiled from.
  9. A main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.


  1. Pertaining to a main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.