Middle English Dictionary Entry

trunk(e n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) The main stem of a tree considered apart from its roots and branches, trunk; (b) a lifeless human body, corpse, specif. a mutilated or dismembered body; (c) her. the representation of an animal's head shown from the front without any portion of the body, a caboshed beast.
(a) A storage chest, coffer, trunk; ~ hors, a horse used for carrying trunks; ~ sadel, a packsaddle adapted for carrying a trunk; (b) a submerged box in which live fish are kept, a fish trap.

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Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. trunk.