Definition of road train in English:

road train

noun

Australian
  • A large lorry pulling one or more trailers.

    • ‘During testing at Northern Territory's Tanami Desert, the Kenworth hauled gold-bearing ore in 400 tonne, six-trailer road trains.’
    • ‘The proposal would see 4km of bitumen added to the partially sealed 47 km long Carnarvon-Mullewa Road for the purpose of transporting up to 100 road trains each day.’
    • ‘Mr Downs had seven years’ truck driving experience behind him including driving road trains in Australia.’
    • ‘The typical annual turnover of a road train is $300,000 of which around 80 per cent goes on expenses, including fuel and tyres, a big shot in the arm for the local economy.’
    • ‘In the Territory, locals and tourists are being asked to share responsibility for road safety - by respecting the big road trains that ply the north.’

Pronunciation:

road train

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