: a box or container usually made of cardboard and often of corrugated cardboard
Examples of CARTON
- She got a carton of ice cream out of the freezer.
- a carton of orange juice
- He bought a carton of cigarettes.
- Several cartons of books arrived yesterday.
Origin of CARTON
French, from Italian cartone
First Known Use: 1825
: to pack or enclose in a carton
: to shape cartons from cardboard sheets
First Known Use of CARTON
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