a road or rail vehicle for heavy loads with a low platform for ease of access
[loh-lee] /ˈloʊ li/ adjective, lowlier, lowliest. 1. humble in station, condition, or nature: a lowly cottage. 2. in growth or position. 3. humble in attitude, behavior, or spirit; meek. adverb 4. in a low position, manner, or degree: a lowly placed shelf. 5. in a lowly manner; humbly. 6. in a quiet voice; softly: to […]
[loh-lahy-ing] /ˈloʊˌlaɪ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. lying near sea level or the ground surface. low-lying land. 2. lying below the usual elevation or altitude.
adjective not requiring a lot of work or attention to maintain Examples She enjoys a low-maintenance hairdo.
- Low man on the totem pole
Low in rank, least important person, as in I just joined the board so I’m low man on the totem pole. This slangy expression is thought to have been invented by the American comedian Fred Allen about 1940 and caught on despite its lack of application to a genuine totem pole.