The definition of barrow is short for wheelbarrow.noun
- An example of a barrow is what farmers might use to transport hay.
- An example of a barrow is a cart with which you might transport luggage.
- An example of a barrow is what a hot dog vendor might push.
- Chiefly Brit. a small cart with two wheels, pushed by hand; pushcart
Origin: ME barwe < OE bearwe, basket, barrow < beran, bear
- a heap of earth or rocks covering a grave, esp. an ancient one; tumulus
- a mountain; hill: now used only in English place names
Origin: ME berwe < OE beorg, hill < IE base *bhereĝh-, high, elevated > Ger berg, burg, L fortis
Origin: ME barow < OE beorg < IE base *bher-: see barrator
Origin: after Sir John Barrow (1764-1848), Eng geographer: he promoted Arctic exploration
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- A handbarrow.
- A wheelbarrow.
Origin: Middle English barowe, from Old English *bearwe; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English bergh, from Old English beorg, beorh, hill, burial site; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English barow, from Old English bearg.