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lor·ry

 (lôr′ē, lŏr′ē)
n. pl. lor·ries Chiefly British
A motor truck.

[Perhaps akin to dialectal lurry, to lug, haul.]

lorry

(ˈlɒrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Automotive Engineering) a large motor vehicle designed to carry heavy loads, esp one with a flat platform. US and Canadian name: truck See also articulated vehicle
2. off the back of a lorry informal Brit a phrase used humorously to imply that something has been dishonestly acquired: it fell off the back of a lorry.
3. (Automotive Engineering) any of various vehicles with a flat load-carrying surface, esp one designed to run on rails
[C19: perhaps related to northern English dialect lurry to pull, tug]

lor•ry

(ˈlɔr i, ˈlɒr i)

n., pl. -ries.
Chiefly Brit. a large motor truck.
[1830–40; orig. uncertain]

lorry

truck
1. 'lorry'

In British English, a lorry is a large vehicle used for transporting goods by road.

The lorries were carrying 42 tonnes of sand.
2. 'truck'

In American English, a vehicle like this is called a truck. In British English, small open lorries are sometimes called trucks.

A blue truck drove up and delivered some boxes.

lorry

truck
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lorry - a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides
waggon, wagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
2.lorry - a large truck designed to carry heavy loadslorry - a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
motortruck, truck - an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

lorry

noun truck, van, juggernaut, HGV, heavy-goods vehicle, bakkie (S. African) a seven-ton lorry
Translations
شَاحِنَةٌشاحِنَه، سَيّارَة شَحْن
nákladní autokamión
lastbil
kuorma-autorekkarekka-auto
kamion
vörubifreiî
トラック
트럭
sunkvežimio vairuotojassunkvežimis
smagā/kravas automašīna
tovornjak
lastbil
รถบบรทุก
xe tải

lorry

[ˈlɒrɪ] (Brit)
A. Ncamión m
it fell off the back of a lorryes de trapicheo
B. CPD lorry driver Ncamionero/a m/f
lorry load Ncarga f

lorry

[ˈlɒri] n (British)camion mlorry driver n (British)routier m, camionneur m
He's a lorry driver → Il est routier.lorry load n
a lorry load of sand → un plein camion de sable, un camion de sable

lorry

n (Brit) → Last(kraft)wagen m, → Lkw m, → Laster m (inf); it fell off the back of a lorry (hum inf)ich hab/er hat etc das „gefunden (hum inf)

lorry

[ˈlɒrɪ] n (Brit) → camion m inv

lorry

(ˈlori) noun
(American truck) a motor vehicle for carrying heavy loads. He has a licence to drive a lorry; a coal-lorry.
ˈlorry-driver noun

lorry

شَاحِنَةٌ nákladní auto lastbil Lastwagen φορτηγό camión kuorma-auto camion kamion autocarro トラック 트럭 vrachtwagen lastebil ciężarówka camião, caminhão грузовик lastbil รถบบรทุก kamyon xe tải 货车
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