lorry
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈlɒɹi/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈlɔɹi/
Noun

lorry (plural lorries)

  1. (road transport, Britain, India) A motor vehicle for transport#Verb|transporting goods, and in some cases people; a truck#Noun|truck.
    Synonyms: hauler, rig, tractor trailer, truck
    • 1918, Edith Wharton, chapter IX, in The Marne, New York, N.Y.: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, OCLC 297181 ↗, pages 87–88 ↗:
      But whenever one of the motor-trucks lumbering by bore a big U.S. on its rear panel Troy pushed his light ambulance ahead and skimmed past, just for the joy of seeing the fresh young heads rising pyramid-wise about the sides of the lorry, hearing the snatches of familiar songs—"Hail, hail, the gang's all here!" and "We won't come back till it's over over here!"—and shouting back in reply to a stentorian "Hi, kid, beat it!", "Bet your life I will, old man!"
  2. (dated) A barrow or truck for shift#Verb|shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
  3. (dated) A small cart#Noun|cart or wagon#Noun|wagon used on the tramways in mine#Noun|mines to carry coal or rubbish.
  4. (obsolete) A large, low#Adjective|low, horse-drawn, four-wheeled#Adjective|wheeled wagon without side#Noun|sides; also, a similar wagon modified for use on railways.
Related terms Translations Verb

lorry (lorries, present participle lorrying; past and past participle lorried)

  1. (transitive, also, figuratively) To transport#Verb|transport by, or as if by, lorry.



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