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dray

 (drā)
n.
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.]

dray

(dreɪ)
n
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]

dray

(dreɪ)
n
(Biology) a variant spelling of drey

dray

(dreɪ)

n.
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]

Dray

 of squirrels: the nest of a squirrel, hence, squirrels collectively, 1607.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dray - a low heavy horse cart without sidesdray - a low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage
horse cart, horse-cart - heavy cart; drawn by a horse; used for farm work
Translations
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dray

[dreɪ] Ncarro m pesado

dray

nRollwagen f

dray

:
drayhorse
nZugpferd nt; (in brewery) → Brauereipferd nt
drayman
nRollkutscher m
References in classic literature ?
He and Jerry had taken a party to the great railway station over London Bridge, and were coming back, somewhere between the bridge and the monument, when Jerry saw a brewer's empty dray coming along, drawn by two powerful horses.
Marija did not understand then, as she was destined to understand later, what there was attractive to a "forelady" about the combination of a face full of boundless good nature and the muscles of a dray horse; but the woman had told her to come the next day and she would perhaps give her a chance to learn the trade of painting cans.
He 'elped me to lift the boxes and put them in the dray.
A brewer's dray rumbled by with its two near wheels splashed with fresh blood.
Birdall, I remember, who had great draying interests, had turned loose three hundred dray horses.
This dray horse, like all other horses, like all other animals, including man, is life-blinded and sense-struck.
Some little effect may, perhaps, be attributed to the direct action of the external conditions of life, and some little to habit; but he would be a bold man who would account by such agencies for the differences of a dray and race horse, a greyhound and bloodhound, a carrier and tumbler pigeon.
I breakfasted on Saturday morning at the Waldorf, and though a great dray was driven into my carriage on the way to the boat, I escaped, as I always do - and here I am.
And yet when a drunken man who, for some unknown reason, was being taken somewhere in a huge waggon dragged by a heavy dray horse, suddenly shouted at him as he drove past: "Hey there, German hatter" bawling at the top of his voice and pointing at him--the young man stopped suddenly and clutched tremulously at his hat.
Beside the store an alleyway ran behind the main street stores and all day drays and delivery wagons, intent on bringing in and taking out goods, passed up and down.
I had seen two drays hauling the canvas and painted poles up from the depot.
She was a quite biddable creature and good-hearted, but she had a flow of talk that was as steady as a mill, and made your head sore like the drays and wagons in a city.