—n. 1. Informal.a doll.
2. a low truck or cart with small wheels for moving loads too heavy to be carried by hand.
3. Motion Pictures,Television.a small wheeled platform, usually having a short boom, on which a camera can be mounted for making moving shots.
4. Mach.a tool for receiving and holding the head of a rivet while the other end is being headed.
5. a block placed on the head of a pile being driven to receive the shock of the blows.
6. a small locomotive operating on narrow-gauge tracks, esp. in quarries, construction sites, etc.
7. a short, wooden pole with a hollow dishlike base for stirring clothes while laundering them.
8. Slang.a tablet of Dolophine.
9. Also called dol'ly bird".Brit. Informal.an attractive girl or young woman.
10. (sometimes cap.)Slang.an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., esp. by a male to a female).
—v.t. to transport or convey (a camera) by means of a dolly.
—v.i. to move a camera on a dolly, esp. toward or away from the subject being filmed or televised (often fol. by in or out): to dolly in for a close-up.
Pronunciation: (dol'ē),[key] —n. a female given name, form of Doll.Also,Dol'lie.