cart·​load ˈkärt-ˈlōd How to pronounce cartload (audio)
: as much as a cart will hold

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ruiz Gutierrez signed a small cross before adding a cartload of pineapple, apples, prunes, cinnamon and bananas to boil with the mezcal and said a blessing in Zapoteco. Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 An Aurora woman, 68, was cited Dec. 28 for theft after leaving Giant Eagle with a cartload of unpaid items, including champagne, wine, seafood and other items totaling $520. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 14 Jan. 2021 Loveluck groundtruthed the model by scouring the English Pipe rolls, historic scrolls that record annual taxes paid by miners for cartloads of lead. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, 30 Mar. 2020 Leonard is accused of fatally shooting 19-year-old Arthur Adams, who Orange County deputies said was stealing two cartloads of items — including diapers — from a Walmart in February 2017. Katie Rice,, 2 Dec. 2019 The Bears did absolutely everything possible to supply skeptics of their struggling offense a cartload of evidence to confirm they are, at best, a work in progress and, at worst, a sloppy, disorganized group that can’t seize opportunities. Dan Wiederer,, 6 Sep. 2019 Lodge owner Steve Perrins on Thursday embarked on a massive grocery trip in Anchorage, buying cartloads of meat, vegetables, sandwich fixings, and breakfast staples like sausage, bacon and eggs. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 26 July 2019 At several points, he's seen bringing cartloads of luggage up to the room. David Montero,, 2 May 2018 In recent days, Gazans have ferried cartloads of tires to the border fence with Israel. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cartload was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cartload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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