Definition of cart noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kɑːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kɑːrt//
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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 See related entries: Types of vehicle
  2. 2(also handcart) a light vehicle with wheels that you pull or push by hand
  3. 3(North American English) (British English trolley) a small vehicle with wheels that can be pushed or pulled along and is used for carrying things a baggage cart a serving cart
  4. 4(especially North American English) = shopping cart Add to cart.
  5. 5(North American English) (British English buggy) a small car, often without a roof or doors, used for a particular purpose a golf cart See related entries: Golf
  6. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse kartr, probably influenced by Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French carete, diminutive of carre, based on Latin carrum, carrus, of Celtic origin.Extra examples Jump in the back of my cart. She brought the vegetables in an ox cart. The cart creaked on up the street. They piled their furniture onto a cart. a man wheeling an ice-cream cart along driving a golf cart A dusty cart track ran along the valley floor. An ox cart made its way through the village. Milk was delivered by horse and cart in those days. The bundles were slung onto the back of a cart. The only form of transport was a donkey cart. They loaded the cart with their possessions.Idioms
    put the cart before the horse
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    to put or do things in the wrong order
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cart