push·​cart | \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌkärt How to pronounce pushcart (audio) \

Definition of pushcart

: a cart or barrow pushed by hand

Examples of pushcart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The firm was started by two brothers who quit the dairy industry to sell coffee from a pushcart (equipped with a single espresso machine and a stereo) in the small city of Grants Pass in 1992. Giacomo Tognini, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Founded in 1992, the company has grown from a single coffee pushcart to more than 480 stores across the West. oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2021 Founded with a single pushcart in 1992 in Grants Pass by brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros is now positioned to be one of Oregon’s largest businesses. oregonlive, 20 Aug. 2021 The company traces its roots to the late 1800s, when Austrian immigrant Samuel Weinrib started the business from a pushcart on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2021 Santamaria filled a black pushcart with produce and a box of rice before getting vaccinated. Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2021 Now, Maharam, the textile maker that began at the turn of the 20th century as a fabric pushcart on the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has reinterpreted the traditional craft. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2021 The high-tech plug-in pushcart uses powerful bursts of UV light to combat viruses on surfaces within a seven-foot radius in each direction, according to Mark Stibich, an infectious-diseases epidemiologist and chief scientific officer at Xenex. Dalvin Brown, Washington Post, 25 Nov. 2020 At the end of the 19th century, Cole’s great-grandfather, Sam Weinrib, a Jewish immigrant from Austria, peddled used carpets from a pushcart on the Lower East Side. Reggie Nadelson, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pushcart

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Pushcart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushcart. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pushcart

: a cart that is pushed by a person


push·​cart | \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌkärt How to pronounce pushcart (audio) \

Kids Definition of pushcart

: a cart pushed by hand

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