handcar

noun hand·car \ ˈhan(d)-ˌkär \

Definition of handcar

: a small four-wheeled railroad car propelled by a hand-operated mechanism or by a small motor

First Known Use of handcar

1833

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handcar

noun hand·car \ ˈhand-ˌkär \

Definition of handcar for Students

: a small railroad car that is made to move by hand or by a small motor

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