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lorry

[ lawr-ee, lor-ee ]
/ ˈlɔr i, ˈlɒr i /
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noun, plural lor·ries.

Chiefly British. a motor truck, especially a large one.
any of various conveyances running on rails, as for transporting material in a mine or factory.
a long, low, horse-drawn wagon without sides.

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Origin of lorry

First recorded in1830–40; akin to dial. lurry to pull, drag, lug
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British Dictionary definitions for lorry

lorry
/ (ˈlɒrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a large motor vehicle designed to carry heavy loads, esp one with a flat platformUS and Canadian name: truck See also articulated vehicle
off the back of a lorry British informal a phrase used humorously to imply that something has been dishonestly acquiredit fell off the back of a lorry
any of various vehicles with a flat load-carrying surface, esp one designed to run on rails

Word Origin for lorry

C19: perhaps related to northern English dialect lurry to pull, tug
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