- 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.
Origin of lorry
Related Words for lorrywagon, van, car, crate, pickup, rig, jeep, freighter, lorry, cart, carriage, caravan, chariot, buggy, dump, wheels, carryall, semi, coach, tram
Examples from the Web for lorry
Contemporary Examples of lorry
“I sincerely hope this woman is flattened by a lorry,” prays another.When Fame Is the Reason for Abortion, Does That Make It Wrong?
April 30, 2014
The lorry hit him so hard he was dead by the time the nearside front wheels rolled over his neck.Alastair Campbell: I Planned My Suicide
March 27, 2014
Historical Examples of lorry
When Mr. Lorry had finished his breakfast, he went out for a stroll on the beach.
He sat down in a chair on the hearth, over against Mr. Lorry.
Mr. Lorry saw that they understood one another, and proceeded.
"A solitary old bachelor," answered Mr. Lorry, shaking his head.
Mr. Lorry came silently forward, leaving the daughter by the door.
- 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
Word Origin and History for lorry
"a truck; a long, flat wagon," 1838, British railroad word, probably from verb lurry "to pull, tug" (1570s), of uncertain origin. Meaning "large motor vehicle for carrying goods" is first attested 1911.