hand truck

noun

Definition of hand truck

: a small hand-propelled truck especially : truck entry 1 sense 1c

Examples of hand truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are different types of dollies, including one designed for moving appliances; a hand truck made for moving boxes; and a flat floor dolly made for moving furniture. Laura Daily, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2022 It’s the old lady in the ankle-length brown overcoat and cheap white sneakers who’s carting apples on a hand truck. Artem Chapeye, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 Leave it to Master & Dynamic to make a speaker that sounds beautiful, looks fantastic, and has to be moved around your house with a hand truck. Adrienne So, Wired, 13 Apr. 2021 Everything from altars to statues to paper goods to tea, all of our huge collections, carts and carts full of goods, just wheeling it with a hand truck. Eva Hagberg, Curbed, 15 Mar. 2021 Late in the morning, a vegetable farmer from Patrick Springs appeared pushing a hand truck stacked with late-season tomatoes. Shane Mitchell, Saveur, 21 Feb. 2018 Later, two officials with duty belts and handcuffs came out of the home to get wheeled hand trucks, taking them inside. Jason Meisner, chicagotribune.com, 24 Sep. 2019 McGregor threw a hand truck through a bus window and left two fighters injured – and subsequently off that week’s event. Mma Junkie Staff, MMA Junkie, 19 Oct. 2019 Chairs and tables scattered throughout are Frankenstein’d; motorcycle wheels combine with mid-century tabletops, and hand trucks serve as the back to dinette chairs. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 16 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of hand truck

1920, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

6 Aug 2022

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“Hand truck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20truck. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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