- any of various small, strong, two-wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse, ox, pony, etc.
- a light, uncovered wagon or carriage
- a small, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by hand
Origin of cartMiddle English from Old Norse kartr (akin to Old English cræt; origin, originally , body of a cart made of wickerwork, hamper): for Indo-European base see cradle
- to carry or deliver in or as in a cart, truck, etc.; transport
- to remove (someone or something) forcefully: she was carted off to jail
put the cart before the horse
to deal with matters in reverse order, as because of illogical reasoning
- a. A small wheeled vehicle typically pushed by hand: a shopping cart; a pastry cart.b. A two-wheeled vehicle drawn by an animal and used in farm work and for transporting goods.c. The quantity that a cart can hold.
- a. An open two-wheeled carriage.b. A light motorized vehicle: a golf cart.
transitive verbcart·ed, cart·ing, carts
- To convey in a cart or truck: cart away garbage.
- To convey laboriously or unceremoniously; lug: carted the whole gang off to jail.
Origin of cartMiddle English wagon from Old English cræt and from Old Norse kartr
- Acronym of Championship Auto Racing Teams., a defunct sanctioning body for open-wheel racing in motorsports in the United States of America
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