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Definition of "dolly" [dol•ly]

  • Informal A child's doll. (noun)
  • A low mobile platform that rolls on casters, used for transporting heavy loads. (noun)
  • Such a platform as used by one working underneath a motor vehicle. (noun)
  • A hand truck. (noun)
  • A wheeled apparatus used to transport a movie or television camera about a set. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dolly" in a sentence
  • "October 20th, 2009 at 6: 31 pm dolly is my fairy godmother"
  • "Ohh kate that little beaded dolly is looking so awesome! what size are the beads you are using and what type of thread do you use? is it nymo?"
  • "That ring for making scarves like a large knitting dolly is such a clever idea - I've never seen anything like it where can you buy them from?"