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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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  • Mrs. Pelz was busy at a pushcart, picking over some spotted apples, when she heard the clamor of an approaching crowd.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • Anyone hearing you would think we were still in the pushcart district.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • "That Schnorrer ain't got money enough to stock a pushcart, let alone a restaurant," he jeered.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • The Italian with the pushcart was haw-hawing and holding his sides.

  • It was a case of sendin' a boy with a pushcart to bring home a grand piano.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • 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
  • The furniture could have been carried away on a pushcart, but no pushcart man would have removed it as a gift.

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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