lorry

noun

lor·​ry ˈlȯr-ē How to pronounce lorry (audio)
ˈlär-
plural lorries
chiefly British

Examples of lorry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the novel’s climax, the refugees suffocate while hiding in a lorry tank at the border – the consequence, Kanafani suggests, of their timidity in the face of oppression. Graham Liddell, The Conversation, 6 May 2024 The plan was welcomed by some residents, who had fiercely campaigned against a new lorry depot destined for the same site. Morgan Meaker and Isabel Fraser, WIRED, 3 July 2024 On that day in March, after the lorry passed, Baba made a sharp turn into an almost invisible trail by the roadside, into one of his cocoa plots in the forest. thehustle.co, 12 Apr. 2024 Following the European Commission’s refusal to reinstate duties on agricultural exports from Ukraine that had been levied by the Polish government, close to 100 Polish farmers took to the streets to block Ukrainian lorries from both entering and leaving Poland. Katya Soldak, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for lorry 

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Word History

Etymology

origin unknown

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lorry was in 1900

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“Lorry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lorry. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

lorry

noun
lor·​ry ˈlȯr-ē How to pronounce lorry (audio)
ˈlär-
plural lorries
chiefly British
: a large open truck

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