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Torso vs. Trunk

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Torsonoun

The main part of the (human) body that extends from the neck to the groin, excluding the head and limbs.

Trunknoun

Part of a body.

Torsonoun

The human body, as distinguished from the head and limbs; in sculpture, the trunk of a statue, mutilated of head and limbs; as, the torso of Hercules.

Trunknoun

The usually single, more or less upright part of a tree, between the roots and the branches: the tree trunk.

Torsonoun

the body excluding the head and neck and limbs;

‘they moved their arms and legs and bodies’;

Trunknoun

The torso.

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Torso

The torso or trunk is an anatomical term for the central part, or core, of many animal bodies (including humans) from which extend the neck and limbs. The torso includes: the thoracic segment of the trunk, the abdominal segment of the trunk, and the perineum.

Trunknoun

The conspicuously extended, mobile, nose-like organ of an animal such as a sengi, a tapir or especially an elephant. The trunks of various kinds of animals might be adapted to probing and sniffing, as in the sengis, or be partly prehensile, as in the tapir, or be a versatile prehensile organ for manipulation, feeding, drinking and fighting as in the elephant.

Trunknoun

(heading) A container.

Trunknoun

A large suitcase, chest, or similar receptacle for carrying or storing personal possessions, usually with a hinged, often domed lid, and handles at each end, so that generally it takes two persons to carry a full trunk.

Trunknoun

A box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for holding or transporting clothes or other goods.

Trunknoun

The luggage storage compartment of a sedan/saloon style car; a boot

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Trunknoun

(heading) A channel for flow of some kind.

Trunknoun

A circuit between telephone switchboards or other switching equipment.

Trunknoun

A chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.

Trunknoun

A long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc.

Trunknoun

(archaic) A long tube through which pellets of clay, peas, etc., are driven by the force of the breath. A peashooter

Trunknoun

(mining) A flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained.

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Trunknoun

(software engineering) In software projects under source control: the most current source tree, from which the latest unstable builds (so-called "trunk builds") are compiled.

Trunknoun

The main line or body of anything.

‘the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches’;

Trunknoun

(transport) A main line in a river, canal, railroad, or highway system.

Trunknoun

(architecture) The part of a pilaster between the base and capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column.

Trunknoun

A large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact.

Trunknoun

Shorts used for swimming (swim trunks).

Trunkverb

(obsolete) To lop off; to curtail; to truncate.

Trunkverb

(mining) To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk.

Trunknoun

The stem, or body, of a tree, apart from its limbs and roots; the main stem, without the branches; stock; stalk.

‘About the mossy trunk I wound me soon,For, high from ground, the branches would requireThy utmost reach.’;

Trunknoun

The body of an animal, apart from the head and limbs.

Trunknoun

The main body of anything; as, the trunk of a vein or of an artery, as distinct from the branches.

Trunknoun

That part of a pilaster which is between the base and the capital, corresponding to the shaft of a column.

Trunknoun

That segment of the body of an insect which is between the head and abdomen, and bears the wings and legs; the thorax; the truncus.

Trunknoun

The proboscis of an elephant.

Trunknoun

A long tube through which pellets of clay, p as, etc., are driven by the force of the breath.

‘He shot sugarplums them out of a trunk.’;

Trunknoun

A box or chest usually covered with leather, metal, or cloth, or sometimes made of leather, hide, or metal, for containing clothes or other goods; especially, one used to convey the effects of a traveler.

‘Locked up in chests and trunks.’;

Trunknoun

A flume or sluice in which ores are separated from the slimes in which they are contained.

Trunknoun

A large pipe forming the piston rod of a steam engine, of sufficient diameter to allow one end of the connecting rod to be attached to the crank, and the other end to pass within the pipe directly to the piston, thus making the engine more compact.

Trunknoun

A long, large box, pipe, or conductor, made of plank or metal plates, for various uses, as for conveying air to a mine or to a furnace, water to a mill, grain to an elevator, etc.

Trunkverb

To lop off; to curtail; to truncate; to maim.

Trunkverb

To extract (ores) from the slimes in which they are contained, by means of a trunk. See Trunk, n., 9.

Trunknoun

the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber

Trunknoun

luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage

Trunknoun

the body excluding the head and neck and limbs;

‘they moved their arms and legs and bodies’;

Trunknoun

compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools;

‘he put his golf bag in the trunk’;

Trunknoun

a long flexible snout as of an elephant

Trunknoun

the main woody stem of a tree as distinct from its branches and roots.

Trunknoun

the main part of an artery, nerve, or other anatomical structure from which smaller branches arise.

Trunknoun

an enclosed shaft or conduit for cables or ventilation.

Trunknoun

a person's or animal's body apart from the limbs and head.

Trunknoun

the elongated, prehensile nose of an elephant.

Trunknoun

a large box with a hinged lid for storing or transporting clothes and other articles.

Trunknoun

an enclosed space at the back of a car for carrying luggage and other goods; a boot.

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