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dolly definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted
2: conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects
3: a small replica of a person; used as a toy [syn: doll, dolly]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun (plural dollies) Date: 1790 1. doll 2. a wooden-pronged instrument for beating and stirring clothes in the process of washing them in a tub 3. a compact narrow-gauge railroad locomotive for moving construction trains and for switching 4. a. a platform on a roller or on wheels or casters for moving heavy objects b. a wheeled platform for a television or motion-picture camera II. verb (dollied; dollying) Date: 1878 transitive verb 1. to treat with a dolly 2. to move or convey on a dolly intransitive verb to move a motion-picture or television camera about on a dolly while shooting a scene; also of a camera to be moved on a dolly

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n., v., & adj. --n. (pl. -ies) 1 a child's name for a doll. 2 a movable platform for a cine-camera. 3 Cricket colloq. an easy catch or hit. 4 a stick for stirring in clothes-washing. 5 = corn dolly (see CORN(1)). 6 colloq. = dolly-bird. --v. (-ies, -ied) 1 tr. (foll. by up) dress up smartly. 2 intr. (foll. by in, up) move a cine-camera in or up to a subject, or out from it. --adj. (dollier, dolliest) 1 Brit. colloq. (esp. of a girl) attractive, stylish. 2 Cricket colloq. easily hit or caught. Phrases and idioms: dolly-bird Brit. colloq. an attractive and stylish young woman. dolly mixture any of a mixture of small variously shaped and coloured sweets.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dolly Dol"ly, n.; pl. Dollies. 1. (Mining) A contrivance, turning on a vertical axis by a handle or winch, and giving a circular motion to the ore to be washed; a stirrer. 2. (Mach.) A tool with an indented head for shaping the head of a rivet. --Knight. 3. In pile driving, a block interposed between the head of the pile and the ram of the driver. 4. A small truck with a single wide roller used for moving heavy beams, columns, etc., in bridge building. 5. A compact, narrow-gauge locomotive used for moving construction trains, switching, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dolly Dol"ly, n. A child's mane for a doll. Dolly shop, a shop where rags, old junk, etc., are bought and sold; usually, in fact, an unlicensed pawnbroker's shop, formerly distinguished by the sign of a black doll. [England]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(dollies) A dolly is a child's word for a doll. N-COUNT

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A Yorkshire dolly; a contrivance for washing, by means of a kind of wheel fixed in a tub, which being turned about, agitates and cleanses the linen put into it, with soap and water.

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