Trunk may refer to:

In biology:

  • Trunk, the proboscis of an elephant
  • Synonym for torso
  • Trunk (botany), a tree's central superstructure
  • Nerve trunk


  • Trunk (automobile), a large storage compartment
  • Trunk (luggage)
  • Trunk (motorcycle), a storage compartment

Other uses:

  • Trunk (software), in revision control
  • Trunk (structural), a chute or conduit, or a watertight shaft connecting two or more decks.
  • Trunk line, in telecommunications
  • Trunk shot, auto-trunk camera work
  • Trunk Records, a record label
  • Trunk road

Famous quotes containing the word trunk:

    through the Sumner Tunnel,
    trunk by trunk through its sulphurous walls,
    tile by tile like a men’s urinal,
    slipping through
    like somebody else’s package.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    We are nothing but ceremony; ceremony carries us away, and we leave the substance of things; we hang on to the branches and abandon the trunk and body.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    Let me have
    A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear
    As will disperse itself through all the veins
    That the life-weary taker may fall dead,
    And that the trunk may be discharged of breath
    As violently as hasty powder fired
    Doth hurry from the fatal cannon’s womb.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)