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[kuh-ret-uh] /kəˈrɛt ə/
noun, Southwestern U.S.
a simple two-wheeled oxcart.
Origin of carreta
1835-45; Americanism; < American Spanish, Spanish, equivalent to carr(o) cart, car1 + -eta noun suffix (cf. -ette) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It will be noted that Mrs. Borrow signed herself “carreta,” the pet name that her husband always gave her.

    The Life of George Borrow Clement K. Shorter
  • And, so saying, the cibolero rode up to the carreta, followed by his sister.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • And now, my carreta, I must conclude, having said all I have to say for the present.

    The Life of George Borrow Clement K. Shorter
  • Dear carreta,—This is the third letter which I have written to you.

    The Life of George Borrow Clement K. Shorter
  • Their mode of transport is the pack-mule, and the “carreta” drawn by mules or oxen.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • The same salutation was repeated by all the senoras and senoritas in the carreta.

  • I noticed that there were wheel-tracks—deep ruts—evidently made by the rude block-wheels of a carreta.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • Further on Ignacio shouted again to pass a carreta, a long wooden box on two high wheels, with the door at the back swinging open.

  • The poblana, leading the girl by the hand, came out of the house, and both mounted into the carreta.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • A strange-looking woman was seated in the bottom of the carreta—an old woman, with long flowing hair, white as flax.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid

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