What does Lorry mean?

Definitions for Lorry
ˈlɔr i, ˈlɒr iLor·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lorry(noun)

    a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides

  2. lorry, camion(noun)

    a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides


  1. lorry(Noun)

    A motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.

  2. lorry(Noun)

    A large low horse-drawn wagon.

  3. lorry(Noun)

    A small cart or wagon, as used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish.

  4. lorry(Noun)

    A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.

  5. lorry(Verb)

    To soil, dirty, bespatter with mud or the like.

  6. Origin: Origin obscure. Perhaps from English dialectal lurry. Perhaps of origin, related to lurja, lorja, lerja, lura, see lurt.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lorry(noun)

    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


  1. Lorry

    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 These were withdrawn from the lorry and one end of each attached to the back of the deck while the other ends rested on the ground.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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lorry

    lor′i, n. a four-wheeled wagon without sides. [Perh. from prov. Eng. lurry, to pull.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lorry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2777

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lorry' in Nouns Frequency: #1818

How to pronounce Lorry?

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How to say Lorry in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lorry in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lorry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Lorry in a Sentence

  1. Crispin Sinclair:

    The main feature is the safety cage with the seatbelt, and the idea is that it's wide enough that it won't go under the side of a lorry, of a modern bus or lorry, so it gets pushed away instead, and also if you're hit by a car it's effectively the same as a car roll cage. It's also got on the final version wing mirrors, indicators, hazard flashers, and a loud horn.

  2. Carlos Calvo Ambel:

    Lorry-makers have made no progress on fuel economy in 20 years, this lack of progress and the cartel accusations show lawmakers that manufacturers can't be trusted and that Europe needs to move ahead with CO2 standards like the U.S. and Japan.

  3. Dr Muiz:

    It all started with a woman in labor on the back of a lorry, by the time she reached the hospital via the longer - safe - route she had passed away.

  4. Otto Frank:

    I will never forget the moment when Peter van Pels and I saw a group of selected men. Among those men was Peter’s father. The men were marched away. Two hours later, a lorry came by, loaded with their clothing.

  5. Russ Mantle:

    I can remember other things very clearly despite me having been knocked off by cars, lorries and suffered concussion, three days in Southampton hospital through an accident with a lorry.

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