a basket having a shallow, boat-like shape. Invented in Sussex, England, trugs come in many sizes; small ones are often used by gardeners to carry cut flowers. In the U.S., a trug of grain was formerly considered to equal exactly 2/3 U.S. bushel (23.493 liters).

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  • Trug — 〈m.; (e)s; unz.〉 1. Betrug, Täuschung 2. Sinnestäuschung ● es ist alles Lug und Trug [spätmhd. Rückbildung zu trügen] * * * trug: ↑ tragen. * * * Trug, der; [e]s [für mhd. trüge, ahd. trugī, zu ↑ …   Universal-Lexikon

  • trug — → tragen * * * trug: ↑ tragen. * * * Trug, der; [e]s [für mhd. trüge, ahd. trugī, zu ↑trügen] (geh.): a) das Trügen; Betrug, Täuschung: der ganze amtliche T. ..., mit welchem der Gemeindevorsteher und der Lehrer ihn von den Schlossbehörden… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Trug — Trug, n. [Cf. {Trough}.] 1. A trough, or tray. Specifically: (a) A hod for mortar. (b) An old measure of wheat equal to two thirds of a bushel. Bailey. [1913 Webster] 2. A concubine; a harlot. [Obs.] Taylor (1630). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trug — sb., et, trug, ene (en åben beholder) …   Dansk ordbog

  • Trug — Trug, der; [e]s; Lug und Trug …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • trug — [trug] n. [prob. via Scand < base akin to OE trog, TROUGH] Brit. a broad, shallow, wooden gardener s basket …   English World dictionary

  • Trug — Trug, s. Täuschung u. Betrug …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • trug — /trug, troog/, n. Brit. 1. a shallow basket for carrying flowers, vegetables, etc., made from strips of wood. 2. a shallow wooden milk pan. 3. a wooden tray for holding mortar. [1570 80; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • trug — [ trʌg ] noun count BRITISH a flat basket made from thin pieces of wood, used for carrying fruit, vegetables, or flowers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trug-? — *trug ? germ.?, schwach. Verb: nhd. zusammennähen; ne. sew together; Rekontruktionsbasis: ae.?; Etymologie: unbekannt; Weiterleben: ? ae. tréag ian, schwach. Verb, lose zusammennähen, heften, reihen, ausbessern; …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • trug — vgl. tragen …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

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