"dolly" Definition

Definitions for the word "dolly" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
(pl. -ies) 1 child''s name for a doll. 2 movable platform for a cine-camera etc. 3 easy catch in cricket.
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
a very mild gambling contrivance, generally used in sweetmeat and other child’s-ware shops, until stopped by the authorities a few years back, and consisting of a round board and the figure of an old man or “DOLLY,” down which was a spiral hole. A marble dropped “down the DOLLY,” would stop in one of the small holes or pits (numbered) on the board. The bet was decided according as the marble stopped on a high or low figure. _See_ DOLLY-SHOP.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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