ox·​cart | \ ˈäks-ˌkärt How to pronounce oxcart (audio) \

Definition of oxcart

: a cart drawn by oxen

Examples of oxcart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its founder, Henderson Lewelling, brought his fruit trees and his family overland by oxcart from Iowa. John Mcphee, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2022 The looters stole a third object from the same site — a Skanda figure sitting on a peacock — transported it by oxcart to the border with Thailand and sold it for about $600. Washington Post, 5 Oct. 2021 Barges on the river and oxcarts on land brought thousands of tons of stone and other construction materials from faraway places in France to the building site. Debra Bruno, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2019 As Bob Ruppert writes in Journal of the American Revolution, the rebels loaded the statue’s mangled remains onto oxcarts bound for a foundry in Litchfield, Connecticut. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 1 Nov. 2019 The old man braves a nocturnal phantasmagoria of three-hooved horses, zombies with leafy heads, a demoness toting souls in an oxcart. New York Times, 27 June 2018 Some of his relatives still plowed up their fields with bulls tied to oxcarts. Sam Petulla, CNN, 15 Mar. 2018 OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio - An oxcart brought the first book collection to this region in the 1800s. Rachel Neumann, 12 l/2, and her family have created the first Little Free Library to the community this summer. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To Cleveland.com., cleveland.com, 14 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of oxcart

1737, in the meaning defined above

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“Oxcart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxcart. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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ox·​cart | \ ˈäks-ˌkärt How to pronounce oxcart (audio) \

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: a cart pulled by oxen

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