hand·​cart | \ ˈhan(d)-ˌkärt How to pronounce handcart (audio) \

Definition of handcart

: a cart drawn or pushed by hand

Examples of handcart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The church sponsored 10 handcart expeditions over five years, all of them disasters due to poor planning and lack of support. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, "Regional books: “Denver School Book,” “Aloha Rodeo” and more," 13 June 2019 Instead of riding in wagons, impoverished church immigrants, most from the British Isles, pushed handcarts filled with their belongings, five people to each cart. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, "Regional books: “Denver School Book,” “Aloha Rodeo” and more," 13 June 2019 The handcarts were the idea of Brigham Young, head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, "Regional books: “Denver School Book,” “Aloha Rodeo” and more," 13 June 2019 One blistering morning, a 55-year-old woman named Lin gripped the hot metal handles of her handcart. Zia Ur-rehman, The Seattle Times, "How record heat has wreaked havoc on four continents," 31 July 2018 Musa Barbad with a handcart, left high school to join the peace march that arrived in Kabul Monday. Habib Khan Totakhil, WSJ, "Afghan Marchers Make Their Own Long Journey for Peace," 18 June 2018 Several activists surrounded a deliveryman with a handcart loaded with milk cartons. William Booth, Washington Post, "Spain’s king calls independence vote by Catalonia ‘totally outside law and democracy’," 3 Oct. 2017 There will be programs, pioneer costumes, handcarts, games, stories and remembrance of the pioneers whose legacy lives on in the valleys of the Mountain West. Glenna Christensen, idahostatesman, "Mormons celebrate 2 meaningful dates in July," 7 July 2017 On a recent Thursday afternoon, the restrooms had dozens of users in the span of an hour, most toting bags or pulling handcarts and suitcases. Anita Chabria, sacbee.com, "Homeless are Central Library’s most frequent patrons – but not for the books," 18 May 2017

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1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Handcart.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handcart. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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