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The verb is derived from the noun.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈlɒɹi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɔɹi/
Audio (AU) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒri
- Hyphenation: lor‧ry
lorry (plural lorries)
- (road transport, Britain) A motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.
- (dated) A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
- (dated) A small cart or wagon used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish.
- (obsolete) A large, low, horse-drawn, four-wheeled wagon without sides; also, a similar wagon modified for use on railways.
- → Chinese: 羅里, 羅厘
- → Irish: leoraí
- → Malay: lori
- → German: Lore
- → Swahili: lori
- → Telugu: లారీ (lārī)
- → Zulu: iloli
motor vehicle — see truck
- (transitive, also figuratively) To transport by, or as if by, lorry.
- 1869 December 18, T. T. W., “Lurry”, in Notes and Queries: A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, General Readers, etc., volume IV (4th Series), London: Published at the office, 43 Wellington Street, Strand, W.C., OCLC 611217138, page 550, column 2:
- He lorried away with a whole pile of things, and cheated the bailiffs.
to transport by lorry