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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. (Britain) 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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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.
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