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[poo sh-kahrt] /ˈpʊʃˌkɑrt/
any of various types of wheeled light cart to be pushed by hand, as one used by street vendors.
Origin of pushcart
First recorded in 1890-95; push + cart Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was a case of sendin' a boy with a pushcart to bring home a grand piano.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • Anyone hearing you would think we were still in the pushcart district.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • There were no plunging horses near—not even a pushcart in sight.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • The Italian with the pushcart was haw-hawing and holding his sides.

  • There was a Jewish pushcart peddler, white-bearded and skull-capped.

  • If temptation had come that way in the shape of a pushcart with pineapples—we are all human!

    A Ten Year War Jacob A. Riis
  • There was a window above the spot where he always stopped his pushcart.

British Dictionary definitions for pushcart


(mainly US & Canadian) a handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors Also called barrow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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