Definition of tree trunk in English:

tree trunk


  • The main woody stem of a tree, from which its branches grow.

    • ‘She had survived for six days by clinging to a tree trunk.’
    • ‘I stood behind a tree trunk, holding the rod and watching the bait.’
    • ‘Mr Bowling said he had arranged to have the tree trunk removed yesterday afternoon.’
    • ‘And sticking out of a nest down the side of the mountain, was a tree trunk just wide enough for someone to walk on and cross to the other side.’
    • ‘It turned out to be one of the forest's many pieces of art work - a hare with its ears raised sculpted from an old tree trunk.’
    • ‘By the time I had donned my wellies a large proportion of the big tree trunk had already succumbed to his chainsaw.’
    • ‘She managed to wriggle partially into the fork between the stubby branch and the tree trunk.’
    • ‘The way they see it, a tree trunk is not just a tree trunk, but also a bronchial tube.’
    • ‘I hopped in a low branch over a river and leaned against the tree trunk, gazing ahead of me.’
    • ‘And, with that, she had slid gracefully down the tree trunk and walked off.’
    • ‘‘People used to say that a tree trunk came in one end and a carriage came out the other,’ he said.’
    • ‘Some kinds of mushroom which grow out of the side of a tree trunk have almost no stalk.’
    • ‘We pause for a moment to reflect before the sculpture carved from a single tree trunk.’
    • ‘The route is fairly steep, up through the trees, until eventually you reach a bench made from a tree trunk.’
    • ‘He leaves the body on a strong branch and ties the body to the tree trunk and heads back.’
    • ‘Mr Bradbury said people should know better than to start any sort of fire within a forest, even if they thought it was only an old tree trunk.’
    • ‘I stood up and balanced on the one foot wide branch and walked to the tree trunk.’
    • ‘If you put your ear against an old tree trunk lying in the grass, a park official will knock on the trunk and you can hear what an ant hears.’
    • ‘It is also not unknown for flood debris to block passages, so be prepared to encounter the odd tree trunk in unexpected places.’
    • ‘The sensor can be attached to a spike that is pushed into soil or poked into a tree trunk, or it can be clamped to a plant stem.’
    chunk of wood, branch, bole, stump
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