wheelbarrow

noun
wheel·bar·row | \ ˈhwēl-ˌber-(ˌ)ō , -ˌba-(ˌ)rō , ˈwēl- \

Definition of wheelbarrow 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a small usually single-wheeled vehicle that is used for carrying small loads and is fitted with handles at the rear by which it can be pushed and guided

wheelbarrow

verb
wheelbarrowed; wheelbarrowing; wheelbarrows

Definition of wheelbarrow (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to convey in a wheelbarrow

Examples of wheelbarrow in a Sentence

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Flynt sent a half-dozen of them to the bank lobby pushing wheelbarrows filled with enough pennies to pay off the loan. Cincinnati Enquirer, "Read more from this Project," 13 July 2018 To get the shillings to a customer’s car, most money exchanges employ assistants armed with wheelbarrows to lug the heavy bags. Matina Stevis-gridneff, WSJ, "An Isolated Country Runs on Mobile Money," 8 July 2018 Forex agents use wheelbarrows to transfer stacks of devalued currency for customers in the money-exchange district of Hargeisa. Matina Stevis-gridneff, WSJ, "An Isolated Country Runs on Mobile Money," 8 July 2018 As pedestrians fight their way through a chaotic crowd of vendors and motorcycles and wheelbarrows laden with goods on the Ouanaminthe-Dajabón border in northeast Haiti, child protection workers monitor the movement looking for child traffickers. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "Illegal Dominican goods cost Haiti $400 million a year. U.S. lawmakers want crackdown," 26 Apr. 2018 That railway was completed in 1904 by 350 workers with pickaxes, shovels and wheelbarrows. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Save time, stay dry on foot in Seattle’s ‘hidden’ passageways and tunnels," 30 May 2018 As pedestrians fight their way through a chaotic crowd of vendors and motorcycles and wheelbarrows laden with goods on the Ouanaminthe-Dajabón border in northeast Haiti, child protection workers monitor the movement looking for child traffickers. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "Illegal Dominican goods cost Haiti $400 million a year. U.S. lawmakers want crackdown," 26 Apr. 2018 Many adults make a living from activities like selling clothes along the road, pushing loads in wheelbarrows for hire and driving motorbike taxis. Jaime Yaya Barry, New York Times, "Opposition Leader Is Sworn In as Sierra Leone’s President," 4 Apr. 2018 As pedestrians fight their way through a chaotic crowd of vendors and motorcycles and wheelbarrows laden with goods on the Ouanaminthe-Dajabón border in northeast Haiti, child protection workers monitor the movement looking for child traffickers. Jacqueline Charles, miamiherald, "Illegal Dominican goods cost Haiti $400 million a year. U.S. lawmakers want crackdown," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wheelbarrow

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1721, in the meaning defined above

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wheelbarrow

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wheelbarrow

: a cart with two handles, a large bowl, and usually one wheel that is used for carrying heavy loads of dirt, rocks, etc.

wheelbarrow

noun
wheel·bar·row | \ ˈhwēl-ˌber-ō , ˈwēl- \

Kids Definition of wheelbarrow

: a cart with two handles and usually one wheel for carrying small loads

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