shopping cart

noun

Definition of shopping cart

1 : a metal or plastic cart with four small wheels that is used for holding merchandise when shopping (as at a supermarket or department store)
  • … about the only amenities besides the jumbo-sized shopping carts are a few flatbed dollies to allow shoppers to get large appliances like refrigerators and washing machines to the cash register and then out to the parking lot.
  • —Jean Crichton
2 : a temporary record of items selected for eventual purchase from an online vendor's website
  • To set up shop on the Internet, you need a commerce-enabled Web site, which includes the electronic shopping cart; a connection to the credit card network; and finally, a merchant account …
  • —Tom Negrino
  • Delivery charges are the No. 1 reason shoppers abandon a virtual shopping cart, according to Jupiter Media Metrix. Every Internet shopper has a shipping-charge horror story.
  • —Ellen Neuborn

First Known Use of shopping cart

1934

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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