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carreta

[ kuh-ret-uh ]
/ kəˈrɛt ə /
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noun Southwestern U.S.
a simple two-wheeled oxcart.
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Origin of carreta

An Americanism first recorded in 1835–45; from Colonial Spanish (southwestern U.S.), Spanish, equivalent to carr(o) “cart” (see car1) + -eta noun suffix (cf. -ette)
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