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[hand-kahrt] /ˈhændˌkɑrt/
a small cart drawn or pushed by hand.
Origin of handcart
First recorded in 1630-40; hand + cart Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Only a handcart, with a few necessaries and precious things.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • I rose and found a papera leaf torn from a notebookfixed to the handcart.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • On Sundays and Thursdays, and the other days after school, he helps me push my handcart.

    The Lost Child Franois Edouard Joachim Coppe
  • A pedlar's cart, a handcart; they had seen it stop in the village street.

  • By his side was a handcart, and Ian knew at once what it meant.

    The Wee Scotch Piper Madeline Brandeis
  • In the handcart, on top of the sticks and the tent, sat the two babies.

    The Wee Scotch Piper Madeline Brandeis
  • The handcart people were notified to abandon most of their carts.

  • By inquiry he learned that the borrower had loaded the mower into a handcart and hurried off.

  • Every team, every horse and mule and handcart in the town were employed.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
British Dictionary definitions for handcart


a simple cart, usually with one or two wheels, pushed or drawn by hand
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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