Carter

[kahr-ter]
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noun


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  • Also he disliked Carter—seemed to associate his personality with that of Shandy's.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "He's just bad, ma'am," Carter was saying, as Mike reached the steps.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "He's not dead," said Carter, putting his hand over Porter's heart.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • The stable's been locked; an' Finn and Carter was sleepin' in the saddle room.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • And they called the place Hell's Half-Acre to this day to witness if the carter lied.

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    Rudyard Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for carter

Carter

noun

Angela. 1940–92, British novelist and writer; her novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Nights at the Circus (1984)
Elliot (Cook). 1908–2012, US composer. His works include the Piano Sonata (1945–46), four string quartets, and other orchestral pieces: Pulitzer Prize 1960, 1973
Howard. 1873–1939, English Egyptologist: excavated the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
James Earl, known as Jimmy. born 1924, US Democratic statesman; 39th president of the US (1977–81); Nobel peace prize 2002
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Word Origin and History for carter
n.

"cart-driver," late 12c., from Anglo-French careter, and in part an agent noun from cart (v.).

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