Definitions for lorryˈlɔr i, ˈlɒr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lor•ryˈlɔr i, ˈlɒr i(n.)(pl.)-ries.
Chiefly Brit. a large motor truck.
Category: Transportation, British
Origin of lorry:
1830–40; orig. uncert.
a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides
a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
lorry(noun)ˈlɔr i, ˈlɒr i
A motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.
A large low horse-drawn wagon.
A small cart or wagon, as used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish.
A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
To soil, dirty, bespatter with mud or the like.
Origin: Origin obscure. Perhaps from English dialectal lurry. Perhaps of origin, related to lurja, lorja, lerja, lura, see lurt.
a small cart or wagon, as those used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations
Among horse-drawn vehicles, a lorry was a low-loading trolley. It was used mainly for the carriage of other vehicles, for example for delivery from the coachbuilders or returning there for repair. Its very small wheels were mounted under the deck which had to be wider than the track of the vehicles to be carried. It had two ramps, stowed above the back axle and below the body. These were withdrawn from the lorry and one end of each attached to the back of the deck while the other ends rested on the ground. A winch, mounted on the headboard was then used to draw the load up the ramps and onto the deck. The winch cable, low fixed sideboards and a low hinged tailboard plus lashings retained it there. The lorry was rather like a wooden version of the modern car-carrying trailer, intended for towing behind a car, except that the wheels were wooden, with iron tyres and were not close-coupled. The front ones were on a steering undercarriage. The driver's seat was mounted on the top of the headboard. Around 1900, the lorry developed a sturdier form for carrying the heavier motor cars. These motor car lorries were two-horse vehicles, partly because of the weight carried but also because the roll-resistance of the very small wheels had to be overcome. For the same reason, it was primarily an urban vehicle so that, on the paved roads, the small wheels were not an insurmountable handicap. In any case, the axles were sprung.
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Translations for lorry
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(American truck ) a motor vehicle for carrying heavy loads
He has a licence to drive a lorry; a coal-lorry.
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- caminhãoPortuguese (BR)
- nákladní auto, kamiónCzech
- der LastwagenGerman
- teherautó, kamionHungarian
- smagā/kravas automašīnaLatvian
- موتر باربرى،لارىPersian
- لارى،د بار وړلو موټرPashto
- nákladné auto, kamiónSlovak
- (英)卡車Chinese (Trad.)
- مال بردار موٹر لاریUrdu
- xe tảiVietnamese
- 卡车Chinese (Simp.)
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