brou·​ette | \ (ˈ)brü¦et \
plural -s

Definition of brouette

: a small 2-wheeled vehicle pulled by a man by means of a pair of shafts in front and used for personal transportation in parts of Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries

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History and Etymology for brouette

French, from Old French brouete, broete 2-wheeled carriage, from (assumed) Old French broue, broe 2-wheeled carriage (from Late Latin birota, from feminine of birotus 2-wheeled, from Latin bi- + Late Latin -rotus, from Latin rota wheel) + -ete -ette

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“Brouette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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