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carreta

[ kuh-ret-uh ]

noun

, Southwestern U.S.
  1. a simple two-wheeled oxcart.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of carreta1

An Americanism first recorded in 1835–45; from Colonial Spanish (southwestern U.S.), Spanish, equivalent to carr(o) “cart” ( car 1 ) + -eta noun suffix ( -ette )

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Example Sentences

From Tlaxiaco to Teposcolula, there was a cart-road, though it was possible that no carreta ever passed over it.

Crowding four people into our carreta made it impossible to lie down in comfort.

It will be noted that Mrs. Borrow signed herself 'Carreta,' the pet name that her husband always gave her.

Dr. Knapp points out that 'carreta' means a Spanish dray-cart, and that 'carita,' 'my dear,' was probably meant.

Nothing was left for such a destitute and discouraged quillman "but to wait for a carreta and get out of town."

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