Thursday, February 28, 2013

dolly/handcart: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, February 28, 2013

A dolly is a flat platform with wheels on it, often used to make heavy objects mobile or by an auto mechanic lying on one under a car body. Many people mistakenly use this word to designate the vertically oriented, two-wheeled device with upright handles and horizontal lip. This latter device is more properly called a “handcart” or “hand truck.”

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