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 For brunch, there are bacon-cinnamon rolls and dishes like the NYC pushcart, with bacon, eggs, potatoes and a Manhattan-style soft pretzel. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "New Orleans Italian bistro Red Gravy reopens in Uptown Sept. 2," 24 Aug. 2020 Footage of the incident, which happened Friday afternoon in Manhattan, begins with the woman traveling in one direction on a sidewalk with the assistance of a pushcart, while the unidentified suspect heads her way. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "NYC woman, 92, shoved to the ground, video shows; police hunt for suspect," 16 June 2020 Consider the image of the street crowded with pushcarts, horses and clotheslines crowded amid the cranes and lighting rigs. New York Times, "When Filming in New York, the City Is Always the Star," 26 Sep. 2019 Artist Cruz Ortiz — whose legacy in San Antonio includes West Side murals, a towering work of public art, political posters, pizza boxes and pushcarts — is leaving for Houston to further his career and care for his family. Deborah Martin, ExpressNews.com, "Artist Cruz Ortiz is leaving San Antonio," 4 Feb. 2020 But just as much a part of New York City life, if harder to spot, are the female street vendors, who often hawk their wares from small pushcarts. Sharon Otterman, New York Times, "Handcuffed for Selling Churros: Inside the World of Illegal Food Vendors," 11 Nov. 2019 The storied Lower East Side fixture evolved from a mess of open-air pushcarts at the turn of the 20th century selling pickles, herring and hats. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "Essex Crossing Is the Anti-Hudson Yards," 7 Nov. 2019 Churro vendors, many of whom are women, with pushcarts are a common sight in many subway stations. Azi Paybarah, New York Times, "Police Face a Backlash After Woman Selling Churros Is Handcuffed," 11 Nov. 2019 The regulations would prohibit pushcarts from having devices that can produce amplified music. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego considering crackdown on flood of new sidewalk vendors," 26 Aug. 2019

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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 20 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pushcart

US : 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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