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 With the load going up to 50.5 kilograms--or more than 111 pounds--the buckets were dispensed with and a hand truck with a pneumatic platform loaded with steel plates was rolled onto the floor. Jeffrey Kluger, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 The back doors roll up, and a crew of delivery workers begins sorting and stacking hundreds of boxes and pouches onto rolling dollies and hand trucks. Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, 12 May 2023 John Irving, a lawyer representing one of the two employees who moved the boxes, said the worker did not know what was in them and was only trying to help Trump valet Walt Nauta, who was using a dolly or hand truck to move a number of boxes. BostonGlobe.com, 25 May 2023 Note that the top platform fits to the curving back of the hand truck by means of two quick cuts at 45-degrees that remove the back corners of the platform. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 6 Feb. 2023 At a Whole Foods in Jericho, Mr. Stepanian, a scruffy 36-year-old with piercing blue eyes, wheeled a hand truck through the labyrinthine corridors of the store’s backstage like a junkman of old, stopping at Produce and Dairy and Prepared Foods and calling out greetings to familiar faces. Stephanie Keith, New York Times, 21 May 2021 This allows a snug fit to the hand truck’s curving back brace. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 6 Feb. 2023 The hand truck cart has room for a circular saw, an impact driver, fasteners, accessories, a nail apron and hammer. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 6 Feb. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hand truck was in 1920

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“Hand truck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hand%20truck. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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