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dolly ‎(plural dollies)

  1. A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer.
  2. A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet.
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  3. In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver.
  4. A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building.
  5. A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.
  6. (film) A specialized piece of film equipment resembling a little cart on which a camera is mounted.
  7. (children, colloquial) A child's name for a doll.
  8. (cricket) A ball hit by a batsman such that it goes gently to a fielder for a simple catch.

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dolly ‎(third-person singular simple present dollies, present participle dollying, simple past and past participle dollied)

  1. (transitive, cricket) To hit a dolly.
  2. To move an object using a dolly.