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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 ?
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.
Literally tons, and hundreds of tons, of telephones were hauled in drays from the factory and put in place in New York's homes and offices.
Most of the goods were sent on drays to the magazin, but our reputation having preceded us, we were honored with a fiacre, making the journey between the Douane and the shop on the knee of a confidential commissionaire.
When Lady Russell not long afterwards, was entering Bath on a wet afternoon, and driving through the long course of streets from the Old Bridge to Camden Place, amidst the dash of other carriages, the heavy rumble of carts and drays, the bawling of newspapermen, muffin-men and milkmen, and the ceaseless clink of pattens, she made no complaint.
A young man, a farm-labourer, as come by us on his way to market with his mas'r's drays - a journey of over five hundred mile, theer and back - made offers fur to take her fur his wife (wives is very scarce theer), and then to set up fur their two selves in the Bush.
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.
The shooting motor cars, more like spiders in the moon than terrestrial objects, the thundering drays, the jingling hansoms, and little black broughams, made her think of the world she lived in.
He crossed Charles Street between jangling street cars and shelving lumber drays, and after a moment of uncertainty wound into Brimmer Street.
This dray horse, like all other horses, like all other animals, including man, is life-blinded and sense-struck.
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.
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.