dray

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: drā, IPA(key): /dɹeɪ/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English draye, dreye, from Old English dræġe (dragnet), from Proto-Germanic *dragǭ. Cognate with Middle Low German drāge (stretcher; dray), Middle High German trage (a litter). Related to Old English dragan (to pull; draw). More at 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, chapter I, in The House Behind the Cedars:
      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
    • September 28 1710, Joseph Addison, Whig-Examiner:
      Let him be brought into the field of election upon his dray-cart.
  2. A kind of sledge or sled.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

Noun[edit]

dray (plural drays)

  1. Alternative spelling of drey, the nest of a squirrel.

References[edit]

  • dray at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • dray in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911

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Verb[edit]

dray

  1. Alternative spelling of drai