from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, a running bridge over a sinking-pit top, upon which the bowk is placed after it is brought up for emptying.
  • n. A long wagon, consisting of a nearly flat platform (with a very low rim) set on four wheels, which are either entirely under the platform or do not rise above it.
  • n. A trolley for carrying coal, ore, etc., upon an overhead railway. Also written larry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides
  • n. a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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