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Idioms about cart

    on the water cart, British. wagon (def. 14).
    put the cart before the horse, to do or place things in improper order; be illogical.

Origin of cart

before 900; Middle English cart(e), Old English cræt (by metathesis); cognate with Old Norse kartr cart

OTHER WORDS FROM cart

cart·a·ble, adjectivecarter, nounun·cart·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cart

cart , carte
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How to use cart in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cart (1 of 3)

cart1
/ (kɑːt) /

noun
a heavy open vehicle, usually having two wheels and drawn by horses, used in farming and to transport goods
a light open horse-drawn vehicle having two wheels and springs, for business or pleasure
any small vehicle drawn or pushed by hand, such as a trolley
put the cart before the horse to reverse the usual or natural order of things
verb
(usually tr) to use or draw a cart to convey (goods, etc)to cart groceries
(tr) to carry with effort; haulto cart wood home

Derived forms of cart

cartable, adjectivecarter, noun

Word Origin for cart

C13: from Old Norse kartr; related to Old English cræt carriage, Old French carete; see car

British Dictionary definitions for cart (2 of 3)

cart2
/ (kɑːt) /

noun
radio television short for cartridge (def. 4)

British Dictionary definitions for cart (3 of 3)

CART

abbreviation for
Championship Auto Racing Teams
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cart

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