lor·​ry | \ ˈlȯr-ē How to pronounce lorry (audio) , ˈlär- \
plural lorries

Definition of lorry

chiefly British

Examples of lorry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And only this weekend, transport secretary Grant Shapps spoke of not wanting to undercut British workers’ wages by importing lorry drivers from mainland Europe. Roger Trapp, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 That's about how many lorry drivers and poultry workers will be offered temporary UK visas in an attempt to avoid supply chain disruptions ahead of the holidays, the UK government announced. Aj Willingham, CNN, 27 Sep. 2021 Charles Robert Watts, son of a lorry driver and a housewife, was born in Neasden, London, on June 2, 1941. Dan Singer, Dallas News, 24 Aug. 2021 Charles Robbie Watts was born in London in 1941, the son of a lorry driver for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Chris Nashawaty, EW.com, 24 Aug. 2021 Small firms sending limited consignments have been unable to share space on the same lorry, while many shipments have faced lengthy delays, causing products to spoil. Joe Mayes, Bloomberg.com, 22 Mar. 2021 For instance, it was reported that Tesco suppliers are being forced to bin nearly 50 tonnes of food each week due to a lorry driver crisis. Amy Nguyen, Forbes, 25 June 2021 Key ports are paralyzed as customs agents, dockworkers, lorry drivers and rail workers halt work. Helen Regan, CNN, 30 Apr. 2021 The port, through which 90% of Britain’s lorry traffic with the EU passes, was steeling itself to deal with problems on December 31st, but trouble came early. The Economist, 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of lorry

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lorry

origin unknown

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“Lorry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lorry. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lorry

: truck

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