Another difference in British and American English

The Time Hunters - Carl Ashmore

what the book said:

 

"A mighty crack echoed all around. And then silence. Slowly, Becky lowered her hand and gasped. A milk float had materialised on the lawn."

 

 

 

 

 

 

what I envisioned:

 

 

Which made no sense, of course.

 

had to look it up, and got this:

 

A milk delivery truck!  much more plausible.