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

Examples of cartload in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one shocking case, in Hillsborough, North Carolina, a man pushing a cartload of power washers out of a Home Depot shoved an eighty-two-year-old employee to the concrete floor without breaking stride. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024 This illustration shows one of Alcuin’s puzzles: A man and woman, each the weight of a cart, and two children who weigh a cartload combined, have to cross a river. Marta Zaraska, Discover Magazine, 17 June 2023 People in the city could order a cartload. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, 15 Aug. 2022 OpenSea is trapped between a rock and a hard place: Its phenomenal growth has brought it more revenue, partnerships with tech giants like Twitter, and funding, but also a cartload of headaches as the company struggles to keep up with emerging security incidents and endless copycat NFTs. Gian M. Volpicelli, Wired, 10 Feb. 2022 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

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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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“Cartload.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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