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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Due to the short timing of the left-turn signal at Illinois 13 west and Halfway Road, eighteen-wheelers can only make it through the light one at a time.
The precious metal is removed from the seventh-floor display when the last bid has been recorded, and the cars are rolled onto an elevator for transfer down to the eighteen-wheelers that will take them to secure storage until their new owners retrieve them.
The whooping, bestial carnival of Mad Max: Fury Road seems like one of the only sane responses in a world where eighteen-wheelers are dwarfed by electrified dust-devil storms that block out the sun.
Through the process of his father's eventual move to a retirement community, Dave and his dad bonded over the things in life that really matter: scorching-hot rock jams, the gluten allergy craze, eighteen-wheelers, and Italian food (pizza and spaghetti).
We crawled past imported eighteen-wheelers, pickups, and cranes, symbols of a kinetic petro-civilization, its machinery, and its debris.
In 2000, by contrast, "families moving across state lines with the Mayflower company crammed, on average, over three tons of possessions into eighteen-wheelers." Lively accounts of religious revivals are accompanied by statistics--such as the estimate that the sum total of Boston's churches in 1867 could accommodate only a quarter of the city's residents--that help make sense of the bigger picture.
"The hives were established in 1947." His primary operation is based in South Dakota, and each October, an average of 142 eighteen-wheelers, loaded with approximately 480 hives each, leave South Dakota and travel to California to pollinate almond orchards.
There is not much extra room for sensual description in a story that zooms around in taxi cabs, eighteen-wheelers, helicopters, and planes--the setting is 'on the go.' Even pirate ships turn up as Alex, the ten-and-a-half-year old girl from Kress's first novel, Alex and the Ironic Gentleman, sails into Timothy's life to help him prove that risk-taking and child power can save the day.
In my travels I've seen exactly one RV on the road, a few SUVs and vans, a number of small cars and motorcycles, and lots of eighteen-wheelers going 55 miles per hour.
Eighteen-wheelers will be allowed to make deliveries between 6 and 8 a.m.
At its seventh and newest facility in Shreveport LA, it takes top quality outfitting or "engine dressing" of approximately 1,000 BM engine/transmission assemblies per day, sequenced and delivered "just-in-time." Eighteen-wheelers make the one mile drive from Android Industries' new assembly plant to GM's manufacturing complex, delivering completed engine and transmission assemblies for "just-in-time" placement onto awaiting truck chassis.
But due to the devastating possibilities of mixing eighteen-wheelers with any sort of prohibited substance, organizations must keep a close watch on this behavior.
They do so by insisting on doing a job other than their own: priests and nuns want to write novels, analyze mental patients, pass laws, or fight a revolution in the banana belt; married women want to drive eighteen-wheelers or make deals on Wall Street; mothers of small children want to check out your groceries for you or write you a prescription for your lumbago.
Eighteen-wheelers haul the illicit cargo to the coast, where high-tech container equipment and allegedly corrupt officials help move the contraband to the United States, Europe and other destinations, according to recent Brazilian congressional hearings and international investigations.
While she was the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, she pushed through a law requiring anti-lock brakes on heavy-duty tractor-trailer rigs (eighteen-wheelers).