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noun British.

a motor vehicle, usually battery powered, in which bottles or cartons of milk and other dairy products are delivered to homes by a daily or regular route.

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Origin of milk float

First recorded in 1885–90
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milk float

noun

British a small motor vehicle used to deliver milk to houses
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