n. A trunk that is mounted in the front of a vehicle.
It's one of two external storage cubbies the Model 3 offers, with a trunk at the back and a "frunk" — or front-mounted trunk — up where the engine would regularly be in a gasoline car.
—Chris Davies, “I tried the Tesla Model 3: Here’s what you need to know,” SlashGear, April 01, 2016
First, let me begin by saying I was one of the people who really didn’t mind the fact that the i3’s front storage compartment (affectionately called the “frunk” by many since Tesla initially coined the term for the area under the hood of the Model S) wasn’t waterproof.
—Tom Moloughney, “What is the Frunk?,” BMWBlog, February 19, 2015
All the seats, except the driver's, fold down and can be removed, and once out they can be stored in the frunk (front-trunk) or in the rear cargo area.
—Damon Lavrinc, “Frankfurt 2007: VW gets it up!,” AutoBlog, September 11, 2007
2003 (earliest)
Step 3: Now we need to remove the latch that opens the front trunk (frunk). Pull back on the latch to get access to the two phillips head screws. Remove these screws, taking care not to drop these screws down behind the carpet. Now we can slide the frunk latch out of the way.
—Stephen Mason, “MKII Toyota MR2 door wiring fix How-To guide,”, October 11, 2003
A Tesla Model S showing off its frunk. Source: Wikipedia
Filed Under
Some Related Words