18-wheeler

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18-wheeler

A tractor-trailer that has 18 wheels. Be careful changing lanes, there's an 18-wheeler coming up behind you.

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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Large vehicle drivers, particularly of tractors with trailers and 18-wheelers used for transportation of livestock feed openly flout traffic rules by overloading their vehicles.
Several interstates were clogged by jackknifed 18-wheelers more than 24 hours after 3 inches of snow began falling on the woefully unprepared city of Atlanta.
Because the gruff, bearded maniacs on this show who motor along the ice-stricken Alaskan roads in their 18-wheelers really couldn't give a stuff if the Grim Reaper turns up for map-reading duty.
Calmspace is being promoted particularly for those who suffer from claustrophobia, but we could see it being applied for any number of anxiety-heightening occasions: when the airplane you're riding in starts shuddering from turbulence; while driving between two 18-wheelers in your compact car; or minutes before taking the stage to speak before a roomful of VIPs.
The company says half-ton trucks up to 18-wheelers are using the system.
Their 18-wheelers rumble over ice that is sometimes only 20 inches thick, despite temperatures of minus 50 degrees.
Crawford was driving his rig southbound on Interstate 85 in Crawford, Georgia, when he witnessed a collision between two 18-wheelers: an out-of-control Roadway truck crossed the median and crashed head-on into a Sexton Farms Trucking tractor-trailer driven by Herman Langford of Leesburg, Georgia.
Last winter, driving home on a snow-covered Interstate 65 on the way back from Chicago, two 18-wheelers almost laid claim to the band.
Today, the company has nearly 75 of the 18-wheelers running nationwide, including two new routes added in 2004.
HICKS is a dispatcher for the drivers who operate those massive 18-wheelers. Employed at Cimarron for eight years.
Today, Carpenter Produce operates more than 1,000 acres and three 18-wheelers. It employs 15 family members full time, 12 family members part-time and up to 30 additional laborers during the peak of the season.
For the last 40 years or so, a trucking business has managed to turn a short street into a personal parking lot for its 18-wheelers, closing the entire street for use by other neighborhood businesses and building owners and blocking access to Maurice Avenue, the Maspeth area's main artery.
Weighing the 18-wheelers and stopping cars for a vegetable check is pointless, for the lines of demarcation are now measured in lines of resolution and inches diagonal.
Pierson's photos are spare: casino carpets and purple-flowering succulent groundcovers, municipally standardized cinderblock walls and a forlorn and forgotten imitation-Mies stool, milk trucks and Ralph's-grocery-store 18-wheelers on Interstate 15.