Lorry meaning

lôrē, lŏrē
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The definition of a lorry is a motor vehicle that is used to transport cargo in England.

An example of a lorry is a truck in which goods are moved.

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A motor truck.
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(brit.) A motor truck.
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(UK) A motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.
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A low, flat wagon without sides.
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Any of various trucks fitted to run on rails.
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(dated) A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
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To soil, dirty, bespatter with mud or the like.
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(dated) A small cart or wagon, as used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish.
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Origin of lorry

  • Perhaps akin to dialectal lurry to lug, haul

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin obscure. Perhaps from English dialectal lurry (“to lug or pull about, drag"). Perhaps of North Germanic origin, related to Norwegian lurja, lorja, lerja (“wet, shapeless lump"), Norwegian lura (“cow-dung"), see lurt. Perhaps of Latin origin, related to French lourd (“heavy").

    From Wiktionary