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lorry

EnglishEdit

A lorry (motor vehicle).

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EtymologyEdit

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).

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NounEdit

lorry (plural lorries)

  1. (UK) A motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.
  2. (obsolete) A large low horse-drawn wagon.
  3. (dated) A small cart or wagon, as used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish.
  4. (dated) A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.

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VerbEdit

lorry (third-person singular simple present lorries, present participle lorrying, simple past and past participle lorried)

  1. (transitive) To soil, dirty, bespatter with mud or the like.