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
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.
Recent Examples of carton from the Web
A tobacco store clerk faces two criminal charges for firing a gun at a thief who ran out of the store with a carton of cigarettes Wednesday evening, according to Anchorage police.
Goods should then be packed in plastic bags inside waxed cartons.
As more Americans turn to the Internet to order their groceries, most still prefer to pick out highly perishable items — a container of yogurt, carton of milk, or pound of bacon — in person, according to a Morning Consult poll.
Not that the Prada crowd doesn’t enjoy a carton of chicken fries, but the restaurants in the Design District have skewed to the higher end since Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink opened 10 years ago to help bring people back to the neighborhood.
Strawberry ice cream, vanilla ice cream and a blueberry ice cream together in one carton.
Only one expects to ship more than a million cartons this season.
The foundation — a carton form foundation —was designed to help the home structure move independently of the soil.
Marketed as a nutritional enhancement, the oil is added to millions of cartons of organic milk from Horizon, one of the nation's largest organic brands.
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Origin and Etymology of carton
French, from Italian cartone pasteboard
First Known Use: 1825See Words from the same year
Definition of carton
: to pack or enclose in a carton
: to shape cartons from cardboard sheets
First Known Use of carton
CARTON Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of carton for Students
: a cardboard container
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