noun (1)
lar·​ry | \ ˈlarē \
plural -es

Definition of larry

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : a long-handled hoe usually with a perforated blade that is used especially for mixing mortar
2 : thin sloppy mortar : grout
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Definition of larry (Entry 2 of 4)

: to fill in with grout sometimes with bricks or spalls in it : grout


noun (2)
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plural -es

Definition of larry (Entry 3 of 4)

dialectal, England


noun (3)
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plural -es

Definition of larry (Entry 4 of 4)

1 : a small usually motor-driven car with a drop bottom used for hauling slate or rock from the tipple to the dump of a mine
2 : a hand-pushed or motor-driven car with a hopper that is used for weighing or measuring and distributing bulk materials and is suspended between overhead tracks or carried on rails

called also weigh larry

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History and Etymology for larry

Noun (1)

perhaps from Larry, nickname for the name Lawrence

Noun (2)

probably alteration of lurry entry 1

Noun (3)

alteration of lorry

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“Larry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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