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dolly

1. Films Television a wheeled support on which a camera may be mounted
2. a cup-shaped anvil held against the head of a rivet while the other end is being hammered
3. a shaped block of lead used to hammer dents out of sheet metal
4. a distance piece placed between the head of a pile and the pile-driver to form an extension to the length of the pile
5. Cricket a simple catch

dolly

[′däl·ē]
(engineering)
Any of several types of industrial hand trucks consisting of a low platform or specially shaped carrier mounted on rollers or combinations of fixed and swivel casters; used to carry such things as furniture, milk cans, paper rolls, machinery weighing up to 80 tons, and television cameras short distances.

dolly

1. A block of hardwood placed on the upper end of a pile; acts as an extension piece and as a cushion during pile driving.
2. A tool for holding the head of a rivet and absorbing the impact while the other head is being driven.
3. A low cart or truck used for transporting heavy or bulky equipment.

dolly

i. Any of the several devices used in lifting or carrying heavy aircraft components.
ii. Airborne data-linked equipment.
References in classic literature ?
"All's over, and there's nothing more," said Dolly. "And the worst of all is, you see, that I can't cast him off: there are the children, I am tied.
"Dolly, darling, he has spoken to me, but I want to hear it from you: tell me about it."
To be fully convinced of one's happiness, and all at once..." continued Dolly, holding back her sobs, "to get a letter...his letter to his mistress, my governess.
Dolly, dearest, I do understand," said Anna, pressing her hand.
"And do you imagine he realizes all the awfulness of my position?" Dolly resumed.
The hearty locksmith was in as good a humour as if nothing had occurred for the last twelve months to put him out of his way, Dolly was all smiles and graces, and Mrs Varden was agreeable beyond all precedent.
This tender being amicably received, they marched in together; Joe and Dolly followed, arm-in-arm, (happiness again!) and Varden brought up the rear.
Dolly in the meanwhile, whose gay heart and head ran upon other matters, passed out at the garden door, and glancing back now and then (but of course not wondering whether Joe saw her), tripped away by a path across the fields with which she was well acquainted, to discharge her mission at the Warren; and this deponent hath been informed and verily believes, that you might have seen many less pleasant objects than the cherry-coloured mantle and ribbons, as they went fluttering along the green meadows in the bright light of the day, like giddy things as they were.
But now, little Aaron, having become used to the weaver's awful presence, had advanced to his mother's side, and Silas, seeming to notice him for the first time, tried to return Dolly's signs of good-will by offering the lad a bit of lard-cake.
"And he's got a voice like a bird--you wouldn't think," Dolly went on; "he can sing a Christmas carril as his father's taught him; and I take it for a token as he'll come to good, as he can learn the good tunes so quick.
Dolly listened with a devout look, glancing at Marner in some confidence that this strain would help to allure him to church.
The Christmas carol, with its hammer-like rhythm, had fallen on his ears as strange music, quite unlike a hymn, and could have none of the effect Dolly contemplated.