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carreta

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

1835–45; Americanism; < American Spanish, Spanish, equivalent to carr(o) cart, car1 + -eta noun suffix (cf. -ette)
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Historical Examples of carreta

  • And, so saying, the cibolero rode up to the carreta, followed by his sister.

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • Their mode of transport is the pack-mule, and the “carreta” drawn by mules or oxen.

    The White Chief

    Mayne Reid

  • And now, my Carreta, I must conclude, having said all I have to say for the present.

    The Life of George Borrow

    Clement K. Shorter

  • Dear Carreta,—I hope you received my last letter written on Tuesday.

    The Life of George Borrow

    Clement K. Shorter

  • My dear Carreta,—I have got your letter, and glad enough I was to get it.

    The Life of George Borrow

    Clement K. Shorter