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motor lorry

noun, British.
a motor truck, especially one with open sides.
Origin of motor lorry
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In that mysterious quarter known as the back of the Front the motor-lorry is omnipresent, especially (p. 194) at a time like this.

  • Moffat and Hogg, and we were lucky enough to get good lifts, first in a Canadian Staff car and then on a motor-lorry.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
  • On arriving at the scene, there was the motor-lorry almost buried to the top of the wheels.

  • In a few minutes I was back in the motor-lorry on my way to the prison, conscious of having effected nothing.

  • My wound having been dressed, I was almost immediately taken out and put into a motor-lorry.

    Attack Edward G. D. Liveing
  • The motor-lorry blundered forward toward a stone obelisk planted on a man-made hillock.

    The Challenge of the Dead Stephen Graham
  • A motor bicyclist came down a side road at full speed and ran into a motor-lorry.

    The Evil Shepherd E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Added to these difficulties, a motor-lorry had stuck on the way up and blocked our transport for the night.

  • He saw a motor-lorry coming towards him and in sudden panic turned down a side street and from that into another side street.

    Just William Richmal Crompton
  • So we decided to go and get breakfast at our billets and then to go to Amiens by motor-lorry, and catch the train there.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley

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