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motor lorry

noun British.
  1. a motor truck, especially one with open sides.
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Origin of motor lorry

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of 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

    Paul Jones.

  • 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.

    Q.6.a and Other places

    Francis Buckley

  • 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.

    Q.6.a and Other places

    Francis Buckley

  • After that, the talented Miss Cowley drove successively a trade delivery van, a motor-lorry and a general!

    The Secret Adversary

    Agatha Christie