truck

TRUCK, v.i. [L. trochus, a round thing; Eng. truck.] To exchange commodities; to barter. Our traders truck with the Indians, giving them whiskey and trinkets for skins. [Truck is now vulgar.]

TRUCK, v.t. To exchange; to give in exchange; to barter; as, to truck knives for gold dust. [Vulgar.]

TRUCK, n. Permutation; exchange of commodities; barter.

1. A small wooden wheel not bound with iron; a cylinder.

2. A small wheel; hence trucks, a low carriage for carrying goods, stone, &c. Indeed this kind of carriage is often called a truck, in the singular.