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Small truck carrying right tool for decorator (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

stripper

Here is my best explanation:

'tool for decorator' is the definition.

'small truck carrying right' is the subsidiary indication.

'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).

'truck' becomes 'tipper' (I've seen this before**).

'carrying' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'right' becomes 'r' (common abbreviation).

'tipper' placed around 'r' is 'tripper'.

's'+'tripper'='stripper'

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for stripper that I've seen before include "Her act is a revelation", "exotic entertainer", "she reveals", "Teasing performer", "performer barely seen", "Exotic dancer", "Paint remover", "Progressively barer performer", "One barely entertains" and "She barely finishes".)

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