cart

cart
noun
1》 a horse-drawn open vehicle with two or four wheels, used for carrying loads.
    ↘a light two-wheeled open vehicle for driving in, pulled by a single horse.
2》 a shallow open container on wheels, pulled or pushed by hand.
    ↘N. Amer. a supermarket trolley.
verb
1》 convey or put in a cart or similar vehicle.
2》 informal carry (a heavy or cumbersome object) somewhere with difficulty.
    ↘convey or propel unceremoniously.
Phrases
in the cart Brit. informal in trouble or difficulty.
put the cart before the horse reverse the proper order or procedure.
Derivatives
carter noun
cartful noun (plural cartfuls).
cartload noun
Origin
ME: from ON kartr, prob. influenced by Anglo-Norman Fr. and Old North. Fr. carete, dimin. of carre (see car).

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Cart — Cart, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carting}.] 1. To carry or convey in a cart. [1913 Webster] 2. To expose in a cart by way of punishment. [1913 Webster] She chuckled when a bawd was carted. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cart — c.1200, from O.N. kartr, akin to and replacing O.E. cræt cart, wagon, chariot, perhaps originally body of a cart made of wickerwork, hamper; related to M.Du. cratte woven mat, hamper, Du. krat basket, O.E. cradol (see CRADLE (Cf. cradle)). The… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • cart — [kärt] n. [ME < ON kartr (akin to OE cræt; orig., body of a cart made of wickerwork, hamper): for IE base see CRADLE] 1. any of various small, strong, two wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse, ox, pony, etc. 2. a light, uncovered wagon or… …   English World dictionary

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