from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A motor truck.
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- n. A motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.
- n. A large low horse-drawn wagon.
- n. A small cart or wagon, as used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish.
- n. A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
- v. To soil, dirty, bespatter with mud or the like.
Perhaps akin to dialectal lurry, to lug, haul.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin obscure. Perhaps from English dialectal lurry ("to lug or pull about, drag"). Perhaps of North Germanic origin, related to Norwegian lurja, lorja, lerja ("wet, shapeless lump"), Norwegian lura ("cow-dung"), see lurt. (Wiktionary)