noun \ˈkärt\

Definition of CART

:  a heavy usually horse-drawn 2-wheeled vehicle used for farming or transporting freight
:  a lightweight 2-wheeled vehicle drawn by a horse, pony, or dog
:  a small wheeled vehicle

Examples of CART

  1. <a cart piled up with hay>

Origin of CART

Middle English, probably from Old Norse kartr; akin to Old English cræt cart
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to CART



: to carry or move (something) in a cart

: to carry or move (something)

: to take (someone) away by force

Full Definition of CART

transitive verb
:  to carry or convey in or as if in a cart <buses to cart the kids to and from school — L. S. Gannett>
:  to take or drag away without ceremony or by force —usually used with off <they carted him off to jail>
cart·er noun

Examples of CART

  1. We carted some dirt to the garden.
  2. I carted all the books home.
  3. He carted the bags away.

First Known Use of CART

14th century


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Two-wheeled vehicle drawn by a draft animal, used throughout recorded history for transporting freight and people. The simplest of vehicles, its frame consists merely of crossed wooden stakes or a box with shafts as an extension of the frame. Carts are known to have been used by the Greeks and Assyrians by 1800 BC, though earlier use (c. 3500 BC) can be assumed.


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