: a small motorized vehicle used especially for racing

Examples of go-kart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The outdoor activities are where Paws Up truly excels, from family-friendly go-kart racing to an aerial ropes course to cattle drives. Samantha Falewée, Travel + Leisure, 16 Mar. 2024 Lowell and several of his Lakeville North classmates are currently competing in a rat rod go-kart build off with a group of students from Minneapolis Public Schools, a contest in which advanced technology education students plan, sketch, and build a go-kart to be raced next fall. Elliot Mann, Twin Cities, 27 Jan. 2024 There were no theme parks to hit up while out this way, so Kinsley and her father toured the Indianapolis Speedway and visited a local go-kart racing. The Indianapolis Star, 2 Mar. 2024 Over the course of six days, blow-ins and natives alike took part in events like the sandcastle contest, the town crier competition, the talent show, the go-kart race, the pig race, and the Daft Raft Race—in which teams braved the open waves on homemade boats. Rebecca Panovka, Harper's Magazine, 9 Feb. 2024 Read Next National Ultimate man cave with a go-kart track lists in Minnesota. Tj MacIas, Sacramento Bee, 18 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately, go-karts are not included in the sale. Tj MacIas, Kansas City Star, 14 Feb. 2024 Anyone over the age of 16 can rent one of their state-of-the-art go-karts, each reaching speeds of up to 55 mph. Charlottefive Staff, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Since the start of school, the kids have gone step by step — first, brainstorming potential go-kart designs, then researching those ideas, and presenting the plans to the class. Elliot Mann, Twin Cities, 27 Jan. 2024

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Word History


alteration of go-cart

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of go-kart was in 1957

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“Go-kart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go-kart. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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: a small motorized vehicle used for racing

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