[ lawr-ee, lor-ee ]
/ ˈlɔr i, ˈlɒr i /
noun, plural lor·ries.
Chiefly British. a motor truck, especially a large one.
any of various conveyances running on rails, as for transporting material in a mine or factory.
a long, low, horse-drawn wagon without sides.
Origin of lorry
First recorded in 1830–40; akin to dial. lurry to pull, drag, lug
Words nearby lorry
lorraine, lorraine cross, lorre, lorrie, lorris, lorry, lory, los alamitos, los alamos, los altos, los angeleno
Example sentences from the Web for lorry
“I sincerely hope this woman is flattened by a lorry,” prays another.When Fame Is the Reason for Abortion, Does That Make It Wrong? |Tauriq Moosa |April 30, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
The lorry hit him so hard he was dead by the time the nearside front wheels rolled over his neck.Alastair Campbell: I Planned My Suicide |Nico Hines |March 27, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
How I admire the gallantry of your youthful spirit, Mr. Lorry.
Mr. Lorry readily engaged for that, and the conference was ended.
On reaching the end of the lorry, the barrels spread themselves sideways, crushing the knees of the sitters.Poor Folk in Spain |Jan Gordon
After about ten minutes our stretchers were hauled out of the lorry.Attack |Edward G. D. Liveing
So the father and daughter and Mr. Lorry journeyed back to Lucie's home in London.Tales from Dickens |Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for lorry
/ (ˈlɒrɪ) /
noun plural -ries
a large motor vehicle designed to carry heavy loads, esp one with a flat platform US and Canadian name: truck See also articulated vehicle
off the back of a lorry British informal a phrase used humorously to imply that something has been dishonestly acquired it fell off the back of a lorry
any of various vehicles with a flat load-carrying surface, esp one designed to run on rails
Word Origin for lorry
C19: perhaps related to northern English dialect lurry to pull, tug