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a two-wheeled device for moving stacked cartons, crates, etc., consisting of an upright frame with a platform that can be slid under the load: tilting back the frame lifts the load so that it can be wheeled about
A two-wheeled cart for moving heavy objects by hand, consisting of a vertical framework with handles at the top and a metal blade at the bottom that is inserted beneath a load, the entire assembly being tilted backward until balanced for easy pushing or pulling.
(plural hand trucks)
- An L-shaped box-moving handcart with handles at one end, wheels at the base, with a small ledge to set objects on, flat against the floor when the hand-truck is upright. It makes otherwise bulky and heavy objects easier to move.