push·​cart ˈpu̇sh-ˌkärt How to pronounce pushcart (audio)
: a cart or barrow pushed by hand

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For a retro experience, visit Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond, one of few establishments that still offers the old-school pushcart service. Vivian Chung, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 May 2022 Adding categories of mobile food establishments to separate pushcart vendors, food trucks that use an outside cooking area — such as a BBQ pit or pizza oven — and food trucks where all the cooking is done inside. Dallas News, 27 Apr. 2022 Sidewalk vendors and pushcart operators must pay $38 annually for a permit to sell their wares in San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2022 Adam Wong, the executive chef, and CK Poon, the general manager, come in with a pushcart near the end of the meal. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 17 Oct. 2022 Hot Dogs opened as a pushcart on La Brea before the war, in 1939, and put up permanent walls in 1946. Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2022 The story revolves around a ragtag band of pushcart vendors who go to war against the fleets of trucks taking over their narrow city streets, most memorably by attacking enemy vehicles with pea shooters. New York Times, 21 July 2022 As the Greek Delta was close to Chicago’s wholesale markets, the first Greek immigrants could buy foodstuff and become pushcart peddlers, even before learning English. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, 1 Apr. 2022 Gomez, who researched pushcart eating back to the Roman era for his design, says aesthetics are key. Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pushcart was in 1853

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“Pushcart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushcart. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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push·​cart ˈpu̇sh-ˌkärt How to pronounce pushcart (audio)
: a cart pushed by hand

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