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 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, "An American writer, seduced by the Seine," 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, "You Could Own an Amputated Arm From the George III Statue Toppled at Bowling Green," 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, "Fleeing a Caribbean Plantation Into a Mythic Wilderness," 27 June 2018 Some of his relatives still plowed up their fields with bulls tied to oxcarts. Sam Petulla, CNN, "'We are the forgotten people': It's been almost six months since Hurricane Maria, and Puerto Ricans are still dying," 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, "First Little Free Library arrives in Olmsted Falls: Olmsted Dates and Data," 14 Aug. 2017

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of oxcart

: a cart pulled by oxen


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

Kids Definition of oxcart

: a cart pulled by oxen

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