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carton

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noun car·ton \ ˈkär-tᵊn \

Definition of carton

:a box or container usually made of cardboard and often of corrugated cardboard
  • several cartons of books

Examples of carton in a Sentence

  1. She got a carton of ice cream out of the freezer.

  2. a carton of orange juice

  3. He bought a carton of cigarettes.

  4. Several cartons of books arrived yesterday.

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Origin and Etymology of carton

French, from Italian cartone pasteboard


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carton

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Definition of carton

transitive verb
:to pack or enclose in a carton
intransitive verb
:to shape cartons from cardboard sheets

Recent Examples of carton from the Web

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First Known Use of carton

1921


CARTON Defined for English Language Learners

carton

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Definition of carton for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CARTON Defined for Kids

carton

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noun car·ton \ ˈkär-tᵊn \

Definition of carton for Students

:a cardboard container


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