push·​cart | \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌkärt \

Definition of pushcart

: a cart or barrow pushed by hand

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Some students purchased flavored water for $1 at a pushcart near the building entrance. Washington Post, "Arizona teachers demanding raise protest at schools," 11 Apr. 2018 Some products, such as little pushcarts and walkers, promise to help babies learn to walk, but the marketing statements about that seem muted and secondary to just having fun. Erik Vance, Scientific American, "Sorry, Mom and Dad, Toys Cannot Supercharge Your Baby," 15 May 2018 Balducci’s roots go back to 1916 when a humble pushcart was set up on a Brooklyn street, filled with fresh produce by Andrew’s father, Louis Balducci, an immigrant from Bari, Italy. Staff Reports, Washington Post, "Andrew Balducci, who built an Italian food mecca in New York, dies at 92," 1 Apr. 2018 Blanco Colima, a bar/lounge/restaurant housed in a historic mansion, is the best place to go to grab a small bite and a cold beverage and watch the people and pushcarts go by. Rachel Waldman, Vogue, "Wandering Colonia Roma, The Williamsburg of Mexico City," 16 Mar. 2018 After the appetizers, the items customers have ordered to cook in their hotpots will arrive attractively arranged on a pushcart. Frank Cohen, courant.com, "Han Restaurant, Hartford," 23 Feb. 2018 The book, about an actual New York event more than 100 years ago, tells how an immigrant family sold Mama’s knishes from a pushcart on the Lower East Side, and then opened the first knish store on Rivington Street. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Children’s Book Details the Knish War of 1916," 23 Oct. 2017 Ragmen with pushcarts then, punks with switchblades now. James Ellroy, Vanities, "James Ellroy’s Buzz M for Murder," 7 Oct. 2017 Another relative success story is Elpidio Fernandez, a 78-year-old who sells coconut and passion fruit ice cream from a pushcart on the streets of San Juan and has a supplier with a generator. CBS News, "In Puerto Rico post-Maria, a new shortage: Cash," 28 Sep. 2017

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pushcart

US : a cart that is pushed by a person


push·​cart | \ ˈpu̇sh-ˌkärt \

Kids Definition of pushcart

: a cart pushed by hand

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