Simple Definition of carton
: a light box or container usually made of cardboard or plastic
: a box containing things that have been packed together so they can be sold or moved
Full Definition of carton
: a box or container usually made of cardboard and often of corrugated cardboard
Examples of carton in a sentence
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 pasteboard
First Known Use: 1825
Definition of carton
: to pack or enclose in a carton
: to shape cartons from cardboard sheets
First Known Use of carton
CARTON Defined for Kids
Definition of carton for Students
: a cardboard container
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