eighteen-wheeler


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eighteen-wheeler

n. a large trailer truck. (There are a total of eighteen wheels on the cab and trailer.) An eighteen-wheeler almost ran me off the road.
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Eerie signs of oil are everywhere: Not only the eighteen-wheeler which zooms down the highway or the radio reporter's news story, but also a camouflaged graveyard of cars behind the Sawyer house, a generator that runs the Sawyer's off-grid power system, as well as Leatherface's celebrated chain saw, a McCullough saw with its teeth taken out, which requires an oil and gasoline mixture for its power and an oil-based lubricant for the chain.
This summer, the second Koolhaas-designed space will open in the Venetian's complex: The Guggenheim Las Vegas, a 63,700-square-foot behemoth reminiscent of an airplane hangar, will feature open, airy galleries, seventy-foot ceilings, and a giant, six-story door wide enough to accommodate an eighteen-wheeler.
Use pattern blocks or paper shapes to make a model of an eighteen-wheeler.
Photo (1--ran in AV and SAC--color in SAC) Forty-thousand pounds of oranges are removed from the eighteen-wheeler after it came to rest on one of The Old Road's two lanes.
Huge eighteen-wheeler trucks were pulling in and out of the lot when I arrived.
Jimbob the coyote who was hired to smuggle them across the border drinks half a dozen beers makes a wrong turn and crashes his pickup truck into an eighteen-wheeler.
Father of two Jonathan London presents My Big Rig, a children's picturebook about a young boy who imagines what it would be like to drive a bright yellow, eighteen-wheeler truck across the country.
The question of whether Dan Quayle is up to dealing with Mikhail Gorbachev has, of course, been uppermost in the minds of Washington observers ever since Quayle succeeded to office on the day George Bush resigned to take a job driving an eighteen-wheeler - a career change for Bush that was described by some as the crowning success of his effort to become a regular guy and by others as "some serious overcompensation for the wimp thing.
With 180 people on hand, the boxes were filled in just a couple of hours and a US Postal Service eighteen-wheeler arrived to take the boxes for delivery.
In the next week or ten days an eighteen-wheeler will back down our two-track.
While Captains Kirk and Picard had the Enterprise and the Doctor had the TARDIS, our boys trek around the galaxy in the Hoopty, a twenty-third-century cross between low-rider and eighteen-wheeler.
Eighteen-wheeler truck owners, fleet companies and some tractor trailer drivers have contacted the Company to inquire about retrofitting the Coates CSRV System to their trucks.
The TechTank, an eighteen-wheeler converted into a high-tech showcase, begins its tour of eight cities on September 19.
SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL Company (Luxembourg and Frankfurt Exchanges:SESG), today announced its AMERICOM-11 (AMC-11) satellite has been unloaded from its environmentally controlled shipping container, following a cross-country journey aboard an eighteen-wheeler from Sunnyvale, California to Cape Canaveral.