noun (BrE) ⇨ See also ↑truck
big, heavy, huge, large
ten-ton, 12-tonne, etc.
articulated, container, delivery, flatbed, gritting, HGV, refrigerated, refuse, skip, tipper
jackknifed, overturned

The motorway was closed by an overturned lorry.

be laden with sth, carry sth

a lorry laden with hay

a refrigerated lorry carrying beer


lorries travelling to and from local quarries

jackknife, overturn

A dozen people suffered minor injuries after a lorry jackknifed on an icy M62.


Her husband was a long-distance lorry driver.

a lorry sheds its load

The lorry had shed its load under the bridge.

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