A big, flat-bed truck used for carrying men and materials. The bed is enclosed on all sides by wooden slats, and is sometimes covered with canvas.
Six-by Term Timeline in A Rumor of War
The timeline below shows where the term Six-by appears in A Rumor of War. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...their platoons of the impending deployment. A convoy forms shortly thereafter. Riflemen board the assembled six-bys. Sergeant Colby waves good-bye as the convoy begins to move out, as though he is... (full context)