Lorry



[lawr-ee, lor-ee] /ˈlɔr i, ˈlɒr i/

noun, plural lorries.
1.
Chiefly British. a motor truck, especially a large one.
2.
any of various conveyances running on rails, as for transporting material in a mine or factory.
3.
a long, low, horse-drawn wagon without sides.
/ˈlɒrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a large motor vehicle designed to carry heavy loads, esp one with a flat platform US and Canadian name truck See also articulated vehicle
2.
(Brit, informal) off the back of a lorry, a phrase used humorously to imply that something has been dishonestly acquired: it fell off the back of a lorry
3.
any of various vehicles with a flat load-carrying surface, esp one designed to run on rails
n.

“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.

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