wheelbarrow

noun
wheel·​bar·​row | \ ˈhwēl-ˌber-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce wheelbarrow (audio) , -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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Maintenance crews worked the area for about 15 minutes with push brooms and wheelbarrows filled until it was dried back out and play resumed. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "Rockies’ infielder Ryan McMahon given chance to seize second base," 16 June 2019 Or to divide your pile into wheelbarrow loads, or to break it down by the shovelful, sending each one to a unique, carefully chosen destination. Quanta Magazine, "A Traveler Who Finds Stability in the Natural World," 1 Aug. 2018 On a recent Saturday, Cherizier ducked through purple and yellow sheets hung out to dry in narrow alleyways and sidestepped rusty wheelbarrows filled with sugarcane and women doing their wash in buckets. Fox News, "Leader or killer? A day with 'Barbecue' in Haiti's capital," 7 June 2019 For the Gaineses, that means gardening and outdoor entertaining at their Waco, Texas, farmhouse, and the Target line includes chic takes on garden tools—and even a wheelbarrow—to do outdoor chores in style. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Chip and Jo Gaines's New Hearth & Hand Collection for Target Has Jadeite, Chic Table Linens, and More," 19 Feb. 2019 Consider also purchasing items to help make your life in the yard a bit easier, like a b-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer or a Burro Buddy wheelbarrow caddy. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Home for Spring," 25 Feb. 2019 Small boys pushed wheelbarrows stacked with jerry cans of water along uneven dirt roads, while others sold secondhand clothes in a makeshift market under the scorching sun. Sam Mednick, Fox News, "In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive," 12 Sep. 2018 The top hat, wheelbarrow, and Scottie dog are now tiny replicas of Sophia's purse, Stan's toupee, and Rose's teddy bear. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Stop Everything: 'Golden Girls' Monopoly and Clue Are 40% Off on Amazon," 16 July 2018 Check out highlights from the morning at Buckeye Grove in the video above, which includes Young filling up a wheelbarrow for Bosa. Tim Bielik, cleveland.com, "Tate Martell, Nick Bosa and Ohio State football's spring game losers do landscape work on Buckeye Grove," 20 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

There were period-appropriate amusements, from cherry-seed spitting contests to wheelbarrow races, the latter featuring wooden conveyances built to 150-year-old specifications. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Spirit of (18)76: Old Town celebrates July 4 with a 19th century vibe," 5 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce wheelbarrow (audio) , ˈwēl-\

Kids Definition of wheelbarrow

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

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