1a child’s word for a doll. informal
, dated an attractive but unintelligent young woman.
2a small platform on wheels used for holding heavy objects, typically film or television cameras: [as modifier]:a dolly shot 3 Cricket
, informal an easy catch: he fumbled a dolly at slip
4 historical a short wooden pole for stirring clothes in a washtub.
(of a film or television camera) be moved on a mobile platform in a specified direction:the camera dollies back to reveal hundreds of people