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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by JasonF, Jul 21, 2004.
I have always wondered about that! I have some trucker buddys and they don't know. Any one know????
I was thinking about just the other day. Still don't know.
Its 2 parts a truck and a hauler/trailer
Quick Definitions for 'semi' noun: one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament noun: a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together noun: a trailer having wheels only in the rear from Ask Jeeves
I believe it's also a truncation of "semi trailer truck", following the defintion Bob gave.
Hmmmm....good question. I'm a truck driver and I don't even call it a semi. I haul gasoline, so instead of saying "semi," I say I drive a "tanker." N E who (Boy, I love saying that! ) I think it depends on what part of the U.S. you're from. People here in Texas call'em "big rigs" Now I seen the word "rig" as part of a home theater setup. For example....."Bring your DVD and we'll check it out on my rig." I hardly hear the word "semi" since I'm around tankers all the time.
Because calling them "partials" would just be silly? Actually, I agree with folks above...because it's part truck, and part trailer.
To follow Tony's response... Why do chicken coupes have 2 doors? So, I guess it's called a semitrailer (or tractor-trailer) because the trailer portion doesn't have wheels in the front. - It's half of a trailer.
That makes sense.
I prefer the British term, "articulated lorry". It's much funnier.