trunk
  • noun the long muscular tube at the front of the head of an elephant, used for grasping things and taking up water
  • A physical link, such as a wire, cable, or bus, over which information or power in transferred between two points.
  • A communications path between two central offices or switching systems. Also called trunk circuit (1).
  • A communications path between a central office and a PBX or the premises of a customer. Also called trunk circuit (2).
  • A path via which data travels within a computer.
  • A path utilized to interconnect two power generating stations or power distribution networks. Also called trunk main, or trunk feeder.

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