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autotray

noun a small table on castors for carrying dishes, serving food, etc. Compare autotrolley, traymobile.

autotrolley

noun a small table on castors for carrying dishes, serving food, etc. Compare autotray, traymobile.
Contributor's comments: The generic item was a "tea trolley". But living in Melbourne for the last 25 years, I have only ever heard "auto trolley" used; never "traymobile". I have never yet heard the word "autotray" spoken.
traymobile

noun a small table on castors for carrying dishes, serving food, etc. Compare autotray, autotrolley.

Contributor's comments: re: traymobile. If I remember correctly, this was originally a brand name.

Contributor's comments: Not popular in Qld or Vic. Have yet to find anyone who has ever heard of the term, and I've been asking about several of the words in Word Map for a couple of weeks now.

Contributor's comments: Also found in Tasmania.

Contributor's comments: Having lived in SE Qld for close to 30 years, I can say that I have NEVER heard this one before. I justr asked a few of my friends, both in Qld and Vic, and NONE of them have heard this before. I suspect strongly that Qld does not belong on your map.

Contributor's comments: I always used the term tea trolley (maybe this was a term used by my English parent), but on marrying a Tasmanian I found he always used the term traymobile, and still does after 30+ years.

Contributor's comments: I have a traymoblie which was given to me by my Grandma. She lived in Toowoomba. I have always used the term.

Contributor's comments: [Brisbane informant] I have a silky-oak traymobile and have used the word for 50 years in Qld. My great-aunts would have called it a tea trolley.

Contributor's comments: [Brisbane informant] I made a traymobile for Mum in 1953. Don't know what happened to it!

Contributor's comments: I grew up in Townsville and am very familiar with 'traymobile' to mean a serving trolley. My parents owned one, but I don't think they were common.

Contributor's comments: "Traymobile" was definitely current in Launceston, Tasmania when I was young - late 50's or early 60's. I am sure it was a brand name. The generic item was a "tea trolley". But living in Melbourne for the last 25 years, I have only ever heard "auto trolley" used; never "traymobile". I have never yet heard the word "autotray" spoken.

Contributor's comments: Growing up in Tasmania, we had two 'trolleys' - a battered one for every day use (trundling the family meal from the kitchen to the dining room) and a better one for afternoon tea. We occasionally came across visitors who would offer to help with the 'traymobile' to which I am afraid sounded not quite right.

Contributor's comments: As a child in Forbes, we had a traymobile, as did all the homes I visited, maybe mostly old ladies. My grandmother also had a traymobile, until she died in the 90s. When I married in the late 70s I thought that a traymobile was one of the necessities of life, although I have never had one!

Contributor's comments: My parents had a traymobile - they still have it, actually - and I grew up in rural central Qld in the 80s. I now argue with my partner (NZ born) who prefers to call it a tea trolley.