caminhão

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Portuguese[edit]

caminhão

Etymology 1[edit]

From French camion, influenced by caminho.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

caminhão m (plural caminhões)

  1. (Brazil) truck; lorry (vehicle designed to carry or haul heavy cargo)
    Synonym: camião (Portugal)
  2. truckload (a truck’s cargo)
  3. (informal) truckload; boatload (a great quantity of something)
Usage notes[edit]

The term caminhão includes tractor-trailers, but unlike truck, it does not encompass pick-up trucks, nor vans.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

caminhão

  1. Obsolete spelling of caminham

References[edit]

  1. ^ caminhão” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. [em linha]. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003-2019.