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dolly

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noun dol·ly \ˈdä-lē, ˈdȯ-lē\

Simple Definition of dolly

  • : a child's toy doll

  • : a piece of equipment that has wheels and that is used for moving heavy objects

Full Definition of dolly

plural dollies

  1. 1 :  doll

  2. 2 :  a wooden-pronged instrument for beating and stirring clothes in the process of washing them in a tub

  3. 3 :  a compact narrow-gauge railroad locomotive for moving construction trains and for switching

  4. 4 a :  a platform on a roller or on wheels or casters for moving heavy objects b :  a wheeled platform for a television or motion-picture camera

Examples of dolly

  1. We'll need a dolly to move the refrigerator.

  2. <my kid sister was always playing with her dollies>



1790

First Known Use of dolly

1790

Rhymes with dolly


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dolly

verb dol·ly

Definition of dolly

dol·lieddol·ly·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to treat with a dolly

  3. 2 :  to move or convey on a dolly

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to move a motion-picture or television camera about on a dolly while shooting a scene; also of a camera :  to be moved on a dolly



1878

First Known Use of dolly

1878



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