cart

A cart is a vehicle with wheels that's pulled by an animal, a person, or by another vehicle. You could attach a cart to your dog and teach him to pull it around.

The typical cart is hooked up to a draft horse or another farm animal. Other kinds of carts include hand carts, which can be stacked with heavy items and easily pushed or pulled by people; and golf carts, which are open vehicles that are powered by electricity or gasoline. When you cart something around, you lug it or transport it. The word cart comes from a Scandinavian source, probably the Old Norse kartr.

Definitions of cart
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n a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal

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dogcart
a cart drawn by a dog
dumpcart
a cart that can be tilted to empty contents without handling
horse cart, horse-cart
heavy cart; drawn by a horse; used for farm work
jaunting car, jaunty car
an open two-wheeled one-horse cart formerly widely used in Ireland
jinrikisha, ricksha, rickshaw
a small two-wheeled cart for one passenger; pulled by one person
oxcart
a cart that is drawn by an ox
donkey cart, pony cart, ponycart, tub-cart
a cart with an underslung axle and two seats
water cart
cart with a tank for water (especially with fresh water for sale)
camion, dray
a low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage
tumbrel, tumbril
a farm dumpcart for carrying dung; carts of this type were used to carry prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution
watering cart
water cart with a tank and sprinkler for sprinkling roads
Type of:
waggon, wagon
any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor

n wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels

Synonyms:
go-cart, handcart, pushcart
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applecart
a handcart from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street
barrow, garden cart, lawn cart, wheelbarrow
a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
hand truck, truck
a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
laundry cart
handcart for moving a load of laundry
serving cart
a handcart for serving food
shopping cart
a handcart that holds groceries or other goods while shopping
pastry cart
a serving cart for displaying pastry desserts to restaurant patrons
tea cart, tea trolley, tea wagon, teacart
serving cart for serving tea or light refreshments
Type of:
wheeled vehicle
a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people

v transport something in a cart

Type of:
carry, transport
move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

v draw slowly or heavily

Synonyms:
drag, hale, haul
Types:
bouse, bowse
haul with a tackle
Type of:
draw, force, pull
cause to move by pulling

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