- straddle carrier
: a vehicle that straddles a pile of lumber or other material, lifts it with adjustable arms, and moves it or loads it onto trucks or other vehicles
* * *straddle carrier nounA high self-propelled vehicle which can straddle a container and lift, carry, and deposit where required• • •Main Entry: ↑straddle
* * *straddle carrier or straddle truck,a vehicle with motor and driver located on a raised frame, so that a load of lumber, pipe, or other material can be straddled and carried beneath it.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.