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[dawg-kahrt, dog-]
  1. a light, two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle for ordinary driving, with two transverse seats back to back, and originally having a box under the rear seat for carrying a dog.
  2. a cart drawn by a dog or dogs.
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Origin of dogcart

First recorded in 1660–70; dog + cart
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Examples from the Web for dogcart

Historical Examples

  • Kate was already out of the dogcart, and now took Bell by the hand.

    Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers

    Ian Maclaren

  • I even saw you pass with Sibyl in the dogcart, but you didn't see me.

  • A dogcart was standing before the inn door in readiness for von Brning.

    The Riddle of the Sands

    Erskine Childers

  • When the dogcart was brought out, he shook his hand very heartily.

    Lover or Friend

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • My ponies and the dogcart are in Dumont's catalogue for the next sale.

British Dictionary definitions for dogcart


  1. a light horse-drawn two-wheeled vehicle: originally, one containing a box or section for transporting gun dogs
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