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A low, heavy cart or wagon used for haulage.
tr.v. drayed, dray·ing, drays
To haul by means of a dray.
[Middle English draie, sledge, cart, from Old English dragan, to draw.]
1. (General Engineering)
a. a low cart without fixed sides, used for carrying heavy loads
b. (in combination): a drayman.
2. (General Engineering) any other vehicle or sledge used to carry a heavy load
[Old English dræge dragnet; related to Old Norse draga load of timber carried on horseback and trailing on the ground; see draw]
(Biology) a variant spelling of drey
1. a low strong cart without fixed sides, for carrying heavy loads.
2. any vehicle used to haul goods.v.t.
3. to convey on a dray; haul.v.i.
[1325–75; Middle English draye sledge]
Drayof squirrels: the nest of a squirrel, hence, squirrels collectively, 1607.