dolly

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1dol·ly

noun \ˈdä-lē, ˈd-lē\

: a child's toy doll

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

plural dollies

Full Definition of DOLLY

1
:  doll
2
:  a wooden-pronged instrument for beating and stirring clothes in the process of washing them in a tub
3
:  a compact narrow-gauge railroad locomotive for moving construction trains and for switching
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>

First Known Use of DOLLY

1790

Related to DOLLY

Rhymes with DOLLY

2dolly

verb
dol·lieddol·ly·ing

Definition of DOLLY

transitive verb
1
:  to treat with a dolly
2
:  to move or convey on a dolly
intransitive verb
:  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

First Known Use of DOLLY

1878

Rhymes with DOLLY

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