Other forms: dollies; dollied

A dolly is a cart with wheels and a long handle used for moving heavy objects. Instead of carrying one box at a time, stack them on a dolly and wheel them all to the van at once.

A dolly is an L-shaped device with a flat base that slides easily underneath a box or piece of furniture. Tilt the dolly back on its wheels, and it's fairly simple to transport things, even if they're too heavy for you to lift. Another meaning of dolly is "doll," as in a child's toy that looks like a little person: "Give your brother back his dolly!"

Definitions of dolly
  1. noun
    conveyance consisting of a wheeled platform for moving heavy objects
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    type of:
    conveyance, transport
    something that serves as a means of transportation
  2. noun
    conveyance consisting of a wheeled support on which a camera can be mounted
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    type of:
    conveyance, transport
    something that serves as a means of transportation
  3. noun
    a small replica of a person; used as a toy
    synonyms: doll
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    golliwog, golliwogg
    a grotesque black doll
    a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift
    paper doll
    a piece of paper cut or folded into the shape of a human being
    a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers
    rag doll
    a cloth doll that is stuffed and (usually) painted
    sawdust doll
    a doll that is stuffed with sawdust
    toy soldier
    a doll that resembles a soldier
    glove doll, glove puppet, hand puppet
    a puppet with a cloth body and hollow head; fits over the hand
    type of:
    plaything, toy
    an artifact designed to be played with




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