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wheelbarrow

noun wheel·bar·row \ ˈhwēl-ˌber-(ˌ)ō , -ˌba-(ˌ)rō , ˈwēl- \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of wheelbarrow

: 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

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First Known Use of wheelbarrow

14th century

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wheelbarrow

verb

Definition of wheelbarrow

wheelbarrowed; wheelbarrowing; wheelbarrows
: to convey in a wheelbarrow

First Known Use of wheelbarrow

1721

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WHEELBARROW Defined for English Language Learners

wheelbarrow

Definition of wheelbarrow for English Language Learners

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


WHEELBARROW Defined for Kids

wheelbarrow

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

Definition of wheelbarrow for Students

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


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