- 1A truck or cart without sides, for delivering beer barrels or other heavy loads.More example sentences
- It is 30 years since Major John Bartholomew, former Wadworth chairman, decided to reintroduce shire horses to pull the drays that deliver beer to licensed premises in the town.
- The Duke is calling in on the brewery to mark the 30th anniversary of the return of horse-drawn drays for delivering beer to licensed premises in the town.
- He also said that a number of the drays that deliver the beer have been ‘debadged’ in a cost-saving measure.
- 1.1Australian /NZ A two-wheeled cart.More example sentences
- As the boat came slowly down the road to the beach, Bill Hayward steadied his team of four draught-horses, as he waited with a two-wheeled dray to haul the boat along the shore.
- After the break the company once more advertised in the Adelaide papers that they wanted immediately a number of drays to cart ore from Yudanamutana and Blinman to Port Augusta.
- They left Adelaide on 12 November 1879 with four wagons, four drays, two express wagons, 40 men with portable troughs and a year's supply of fodder.
late Middle English (denoting a sledge): perhaps from Old English dræge 'dragnet', related to dragan 'to pull' (see draw).
More definitions of drayDefinition of dray in:
- The US English dictionary