- The definition of barrow is short for wheelbarrow.
- 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.
A barrow in a field.
barrow definition by Webster's New World
- Chiefly Brit. a small cart with two wheels, pushed by hand; pushcart
Origin: Middle English barwe ; from Old English bearwe, basket, barrow ; from 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: Middle English berwe ; from Old English beorg, hill ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhereĝh-, high, elevated from source German berg, burg, Classical Latin fortis
Origin: Middle English barow ; from Old English beorg ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bher-: see barrator
Origin: after Sir John Barrow (1764-1848), Eng geographer: he promoted Arctic exploration
barrow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.