American English

Definition of cart noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a vehicle with two or four wheels that is pulled by a horse and used for carrying loads a horse and cart
  2. 2a basket or table with wheels that can be pushed or pulled along and is used for carrying things a shopping/baggage cart a dessert cart
  3. 3(also handcart) a light vehicle with wheels that you pull or push by hand see also golf cart
  4. Idioms
    put the cart before the horse
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    to put or do things in the wrong order
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cart