Lorry
Lorrie Lor"rie, Lorry Lor"ry, n.; pl. {Lorries}. [Prob. from lurry to pull or lug.] 1. A small cart or wagon moving on rails, as those used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations. [1913 Webster]

2. A motorized wheeled land vehicle, esp. a large one, with a cab for the driver and a separate rear compartment for transporting freight; called {truck} in the U. S. [Brit.]

Syn: camion. [PJC]

3. a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5]


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  • lorry — lor‧ry [ˈlɒri ǁ ˈlɔːri, ˈlɑːri] noun lorries PLURALFORM [countable] TRANSPORT a large motor vehicle for carrying heavy goods; = TRUCK: • a strike by lorry drivers • We now have a fleet of 65 …   Financial and business terms

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  • lorry — ► NOUN (pl. lorries) Brit. ▪ a large, heavy motor vehicle for transporting goods or troops. ● fall off of the back a lorry Cf. ↑fall off of the back a lorry ORIGIN perhaps from the given name Laurie …   English terms dictionary

  • lorry — [lôr′ē] n. pl. lorries [prob. < dial. lurry, lorry, to tug, pull] 1. a low, flat wagon without sides 2. any of various trucks fitted to run on rails 3. Brit. a motor truck …   English World dictionary

  • lorry — a truck; a long, flat wagon, 1838, British railroad word, probably from verb lurry to pull, tug (1570s), of uncertain origin. Meaning large motor vehicle for carrying goods is first attested 1911 …   Etymology dictionary

  • lorry — noun (BrE) ⇨ See also ↑truck ADJECTIVE ▪ big, heavy, huge, large ▪ ten ton, 12 tonne, etc. ▪ army …   Collocations dictionary

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  • lorry — [[t]lɒ̱ri, AM lɔ͟ːri[/t]] lorries 1) N COUNT A lorry is a large vehicle that is used to transport goods by road. [BRIT] ...a seven ton lorry. (in AM, use truck) 2) PHRASE: PHR after v If someone says that something has fallen off the back of a… …   English dictionary

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