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 This week — that's February 24th through 29th — fill your handcart with $20 worth of any hair products and you'll be rewarded with a $5 Target gift card. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, "Target Is Giving Away $5 Gift Cards To Anyone Who Buys Hair Products This Week," 24 Feb. 2020 Some people arrived in campers, in it for the long haul; some came in minivans, entered the tasting room with handcarts, and left with an axle-straining number of cases of wine. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, "My Totally Racous, Très French, Super Wine-Soaked Weekend in the Loire," 13 Dec. 2019 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

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First Known Use of handcart

1640, in the meaning defined above

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“Handcart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handcart. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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