Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A truck used to tow or pick up damaged or disabled vehicles.
- ‘Just as I was beginning to worry that my tow truck would never appear, a truck signalled off the highway and came to a stop right behind.’
- ‘I planned to go shopping for new jeans today, but I'm afraid I'll end up in a ditch, phoning AAA for a tow truck.’
- ‘I recently had an unpleasant encounter with a guy who drives a tow truck.’
- ‘After the truck was declared safe to leave alone, a tow truck arrived to pull the wreckage away.’
- ‘You know what, I'm going to call a tow truck and then we'll discuss the damages, all right?’
- ‘Within 15 minutes, a highway-patrol officer, fire truck, ambulance, and tow truck had arrived.’
- ‘A tow truck was burned and several buses damaged by fire as a result of a protest by inhabitants of a shantytown that closed traffic in Rio de Janeiro on August 18.’
- ‘Following the incident, Main Street was closed off to traffic, while the Gardaí awaited the arrival of a tow truck to remove the vehicle from the street.’
- ‘The tow truck moved the second vehicle leaving enough room for a single lane of traffic and the cops started to wave them on.’
- ‘This tow truck is out, probably looking for some clients.’
- ‘‘We'll stay with your car, and wait for the tow truck,’ George offered.’
- ‘The tow truck actually started out facing forward in our lane, i.e. straight but on the right-hand side of the road as you look at it in the picture.’
- ‘The vehicles are equipped to push disabled cars off the freeway, or the deputies can call a tow truck if necessary.’
- ‘I somehow got my disabled car home, and then called the tow truck, my agent, my insurance company, and her insurance company to make the necessary reports.’
- ‘The accident occurred when a tow truck crashed off an elevated stretch of freeway in San Francisco.’
- ‘By 10 am, the road was still partially closed and a tow truck was on its way to move the overturned vehicle.’
- ‘I didn't find out about that until later, because I fainted at the sight of him and wasn't revived until the tow truck came.’
- ‘She made fun of me that I would have to ride in a tow truck.’
- ‘They kept walking, and they happened to run across a guy with a tow truck that they knew, and he gave them his own personal truck.’
- ‘As soon as I got somewhere, I would call for a tow truck to pick up my car, drive it home, and let my parents pay for it.’
tow truck/ˈtō ˌtrək/
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.