Piggy Back

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Definition: Piggy Back

It is a type of transportation in which a transportation unit is transported the back of another type of transport specially made for such transportation.


  • Konkan railway has started Ro-Ro services in which trucks and trailers are transported on special trains. This is a type of Piggy back transportation services.
  • Cars are transported from factories to dealership on specialized trucks.
  • NASA used Boeing 747 to transport their space shuttle for high altitude testing.

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