Meaning of “lorry” in the English Dictionary

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"lorry" in British English

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lorrynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɒr.i/ us /ˈlɔːr.i/ UK

B1 a truck noun :

an articulated lorry

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  • The lorry chugged up the hill.
  • The accident was clearly the lorry driver's fault.
  • The lorry contained thousands of pounds worth of contraband.
  • As the lorry went past, I got an eyeful of grit.
  • The second accident involved two cars and a lorry.

(Definition of “lorry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lorry" in American English

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lorrynoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɔr·i/ Br


(Definition of “lorry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"lorry" in Business English

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lorrynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɒri/ us plural lorries UK UK and US also truck TRANSPORT

a large road vehicle that is used for transporting goods:

The stock is delivered by lorry from the huge warehouses.
The company has a fleet of trucks supplying wholesalers and retailers.
a lorry driver
a container/delivery/refrigerated lorry

(Definition of “lorry” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)