a large vehicle for carrying heavy loads by roada lorry driverEmergency food supplies were brought in by lorry.a lorry load of frozen fishSee related entries:Types of vehicle
Word Originmid 19th cent.: perhaps from the given name Laurie.Extra examplesA dozen people suffered minor injuries after a lorry jackknifed on an icy M62.Her husband was a long-distance lorry driver.The lorry had shed its load under the bridge.The motorway was closed by an overturned lorry.a lorry laden with haya refrigerated lorry carrying beerlorries travelling to and from local quarries150 lorry loads of steel were used.The lorry rumbled over the bridge.Idioms
(British English,informal,humorous)goods that fell off the back of a lorry were probably stolen. People say or accept that they came ‘off the back of a lorry’ to avoid saying or asking where they really came from.