What is Dolly?

Dolly definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun, plural dolA.lies.
Informal. a doll.
a low truck or cart with small wheels for moving loads too heavy to be carried by hand.
Movies, Television. a small wheeled platform, usually having a short boom, on which a camera can be mounted for making moving shots.
Machinery. a tool for receiving and holding the head of a rivet while the other end is being headed.

a block placed on the head of a pile being driven to receive the shock of the blows.
a small locomotive operating on narrow-gauge tracks, especially in quarries, construction sites, etc.
a short, wooden pole with a hollow dishlike base for stirring clothes while laundering them.
Slang. a tablet of Dolophine.
Also called dolly bird. British Informal. an attractive girl or young woman.
(sometimes initial capital letter) Slang. an affectionate or familiar term of address, as to a child or romantic partner (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).

verb (used with object), dolA.lied,
to transport or convey (a camera) by means of a dolly.

verb (used without object), dolA.lied,
to move a camera on a dolly, especially toward or away from the subject being filmed or televised (often followed by in or out): to dolly in for a close-up.

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