I. noun (plural dollies) Date: 1790 1. doll 2. a wooden-pronged instrument for beating and stirring clothes in the process of washing them in a tub 3. a compact narrow-gauge railroad locomotive for moving construction trains and for switching 4. a. a platform on a roller or on wheels or casters for moving heavy objects b. a wheeled platform for a television or motion-picture camera II. verb (dollied; dollying) Date: 1878 transitive verb 1. to treat with a dolly 2. to move or convey on a dolly intransitive verb to move a motion-picture or television camera about on a dolly while shooting a scene; also of a camera to be moved on a dolly

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