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motor lorry

noun, British.
a motor truck, especially one with open sides.
Origin of motor lorry
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But before he had gone very far he overtook a motor lorry that had broken down.

    Facing the German Foe Colonel James Fiske
  • The object hit was a motor lorry conveying ammunition up to the guns.

  • It was a motor lorry of about five tons capacity, a heavy thing, travelling slowly.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Almost the only thing I passed was a motor lorry, going the same way I was.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • That day the Battalion went by motor lorry to billets in Péronne, where four days were spent.

    The Story of the "9th King's" in France Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
  • So critical was the position for some days that that motor lorry was never off duty night or day.

    G. H. Q. Frank Fox
  • A motor lorry filled with churns of milk passes on its way to drop its consignment at Wool railway siding.

    Thomas Hardy's Dorset Robert Thurston Hopkins
  • I was wanted to take ten officers at once and to jump into a motor lorry, and go with a party of 30 others to the trenches.

  • One of our cars skidded into a ditch, but the motor lorry pulled it out.

    The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart
  • There was, for example, the Austrian sentry whom I could see below, leaning against a motor lorry.

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