The definition of a carton is a container or large box used for shipping or for holding liquids.(noun)
An example of a carton is a container which holds a half gallon of milk.
See carton in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < It cartone < carta, paper: see card
See carton in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Italian cartone, pasteboard
Origin: , augmentative of carta, card, paper
Origin: , from Latin charta, carta, paper made from papyrus; see card1.
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