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How do we get name on lorry?


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January 19, 2008 9:26PM

The word "truck" comes from the Greek "trochos", meaning "wheel." In America, the big wheels of wagons were called trucks. When the gasoline-engine driven trucks came into fashion, these were called "motor trucks." Lorry is a British term, but is only used for the medium and heavy types (see below), i.e. a van, a pickup or a Jeep would never be regarded as a "lorry."