ox·​cart ˈäks-ˌkärt How to pronounce oxcart (audio)
: a cart drawn by oxen

Examples of oxcart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sheets and his colleagues tried using oxen and an oxcart belonging to a Joya de Cerén villager instead of a truck. Mary Roach, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 The geophysicists who’d loaned us the instrument were begging us to bring them back an oxcart and a pair of oxen, says Sheets. Mary Roach, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1737, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxcart was in 1737

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“Oxcart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxcart. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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ox·​cart -ˌkärt How to pronounce oxcart (audio)
: a cart drawn by oxen

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