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gigaliner

gigaliner
 n.— «A “gigaliner,” as they call it, on trial in Germany.…The general public has a right to know that the UK government and the European Commission are considering whether to allow mega-trucks, on our roads.» —“Comment is free: Let’s have no truck with them” by Philippa Edmunds Guardian Unlimited (United Kingdom) Nov. 27, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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