Definitions for: Cart


[n] a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
[n] wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels; "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"
[v] transport something in a cart
[v] draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cart, n. [AS. cr[ae]t; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or
Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]
1. A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian
dwelling on wheels, or a chariot. ``Ph[oe]bus' cart.''
--Shak.

2. A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of
husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles.

Packing all his goods in one poor cart. --Dryden.

3. A light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen,
butchers, etc.

4. An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage.

Cart horse, a horse which draws a cart; a horse bred or
used for drawing heavy loads.

Cart load, or Cartload, as much as will fill or load a
cart. In excavating and carting sand, gravel, earth, etc.,
one third of a cubic yard of the material before it is
loosened is estimated to be a cart load.

Cart rope, a stout rope for fastening a load on a cart; any
strong rope.

To put (or get or set) the cart before the horse, to
invert the order of related facts or ideas, as by putting
an effect for a cause.


Cart, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carted; p. pr. & vb. n.
Carting.]
1. To carry or convey in a cart.

2. To expose in a cart by way of punishment.

She chuckled when a bawd was carted. --Prior.


Cart, v. i.
To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a
carter.

Synonyms: drag, go-cart, hale, handcart, haul, pushcart

See Also: applecart, axletree, barrow, bouse, bowse, carry, cartwheel, dogcart, donkey cart, draw, dumpcart, force, garden cart, grip, hand truck, handgrip, handle, hold, horsecart, jaunting car, jaunty car, jinrikisha, laundry cart, lawn cart, oxcart, ponycart, pull, ricksha, rickshaw, serving cart, shopping cart, transport, truck, tub-cart, waggon, wagon, water cart, wheelbarrow, wheeled vehicle

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