- a motor truck, especially one with open sides.
Origin of motor lorry
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for motor lorry
For a whole fortnight I have lived, moved and had my being in a motor-lorry.War Letters of a Public-School Boy
After some days I was taken in a motor-lorry to the Prize Court.
Moffat and Hogg, and we were lucky enough to get good lifts, first in a Canadian Staff car and then on a motor-lorry.
So we decided to go and get breakfast at our billets and then to go to Amiens by motor-lorry, and catch the train there.
After that, the talented Miss Cowley drove successively a trade delivery van, a motor-lorry and a general!The Secret Adversary