dray

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English draye, 1325-1375. Compare draeg- in Old English draegnet ("dragnet") and draġan (to draw).

Noun[edit]

dray (plural drays)

  1. A low horse-drawn cart, often without sides, and used especially for heavy loads.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      Standing foursquare in the heart of the town, at the intersection of the two main streets, a "jog" at each street corner left around the market-house a little public square, which at this hour was well occupied by carts and wagons from the country and empty drays awaiting hire
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Addison to this entry?)
  2. A kind of sledge or sled.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

dray (plural drays)

  1. variant spelling of drey, The nest of a squirrel.

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