Definition of lorryload in English:

lorryload

noun

British
  • 1An amount of something that can be carried in one lorry.

    ‘they took away two lorryloads of rubbish’
    • ‘External contractors had to be hired to help one of the council's 10 Neighbourhood Pride clean-up teams move 14 lorryloads of material.’
    • ‘Twenty lorry-loads of fly-tipped rubbish were taken away.’
    • ‘Asda buys sweets by the lorryload for every one of its supermarkets: they come cheap that way.’
    • ‘Five lorry-loads of medical supplies, aid and goods costing £10,000 were delivered to the city.’
    • ‘National Park officials say it will take 270 lorryloads of stones rumbling through the villages and over an ancient stone bridge to prepare the site.’
    • ‘The World Food Programme said on Tuesday that its stocks in Bunia were down to 12 lorry-loads of flour, beans and cooking oil.’
    • ‘On Saturday supporters gathered at the appeal depot in Melksham to wave off another lorryload of shoeboxes bound for eastern Europe.’
    • ‘Despite an investigation lasting more than three months police seem still to be baffled by the removal of 500 lorry-loads of sand from the beach.’
    • ‘"The next day, we had to call in a JCB, and they took away two lorryloads of rubbish."’
    • ‘She recently got a pleasant surprise when a Galway businessman who had heard of her exploits contacted her, and delivered to her a lorryload of furniture, the sale of which could cover up to half her budget.’
    • ‘Around five million lorry-loads of goods are now transported along Britain's roads every year.’
    • ‘Work started in April 1999 to remove over 380,000 tonnes of polluted soil - 14,500 lorry-loads were moved a total of 435,000 miles.’
    • ‘It will be many more months before the FBI has sorted through every lorryload for evidence.’
    • ‘It could provide a land bridge over which humanitarian aid could be brought in from neighbouring Uzbekistan by the lorryload.’
    • ‘Witnesses claim lorryloads of rubbish have been dumped several times a day at the site just off the A64 York Road.’
    • ‘At present 40 lorry-loads of refuse leave downtown Bombay each day.’
    • ‘The Ross Club is saving up for a lorryload of gravel to dump on Deep Dean.’
    • ‘A 16-wagon goods train is being used to deliver over 100,000 tonnes of bulk fill material for the new bypass - the equivalent of 40 lorryloads a day - direct to the site.’
    • ‘Over the next few weeks the last lorry-loads of coal will be driven from the open-cast surface mine at Catcliffe, South Yorkshire.’
    • ‘There are 40 incidents a day involving whole lorry-loads of waste being illegally dumped, in England and Wales.’
    cargo, freight, freightage, charge, burden
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    1. 1.1a lorryload/lorryloads ofinformal A large quantity or number of something.
      ‘lorryloads of books have been written on the subject of leadership’
      • ‘Special protections from the lorry-load of new financial regulations heaped by Europe on the City might be up for negotiation.’
      • ‘Here I sit, with a lorryload of rage and nowhere to dump it.’
      • ‘Many people like me spent the Christmas holidays returning lorry-loads of goods we had never ordered.’
      • ‘They're back with a lorry-load of cash, judging by the posters all over Swindon town centre as well as prime sites in rural Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.’
      • ‘There's no shortage of advice for would-be business leaders; lorryloads of books have been written on the subject of leadership in all its forms.’
      • ‘When a screwcap problem is found, it's by the lorry-load rather than in the odd bottle.’
      • ‘I had meetings with lorry-loads of men in very expensive shirts telling me how excited they were to see me.’
      • ‘Arsene Wenger rejoiced yesterday that he had a full squad instead of the lorry-load of injuries that he normally has to cope with.’
      • ‘His stunts include jumping off a building on to an open-top bus, while a lorry-load of fireworks explodes nearby.’
      • ‘There's always a danger that when you let somebody out on weekend leave and they've got lorry-loads of cash that the first thing they'll do is buy a plane ticket to Rio.’

Pronunciation

lorryload

/ˈlɒrɪləʊd/