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  1. the amount a cart can hold.
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Origin of cartload

1250–1300; Middle English. See cart, load
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Examples from the Web for cartload

Historical Examples of cartload

  • Yes, I used it to pay for a cartload of firewood I bought from a peasant.

    The Forged Coupon and Other Stories

    Leo Tolstoy

  • That wretched nag was to drag all the cartload of them at a gallop!

    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • When they land, the countryside turns out and catches them by the cartload.

    The Amazing Argentine

    John Foster Fraser

  • In the rear of this party of fugitives was a cartload of women and children.

  • After that it was sold by the cartload as food for the pigs, or went on to the dungheap.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete

    Martin Anderson Nexo

British Dictionary definitions for cartload


  1. the amount a cart can hold
  2. a quantity of rubble, ballast, etc, of between one quarter and one half of a cubic yard
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