a small carriage for young children to ride in; stroller.
a small framework with casters, wheels, etc., in which children learn to walk; walker.
a handcart.
Northeastern U.S. (formerly) a small horse-drawn cart.

Origin of go-cart

First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for go-cart

Historical Examples of go-cart

  • The wagon he drew was a soapbox fitted with a pair of wheels from a go-cart.

    The Torch Bearer

    I. T. Thurston

  • The girl, who had paused when he did, leaned on the pusher of her go-cart, studying him calmly.

    The Dust Flower

    Basil King

  • He got down stealthily from the go-cart and toddled off towards the river.

  • It was the kind of thing you would give a baby in a go-cart.

  • "Why, when I was in my cradle and in my go-cart I could twist my mouth about and prate and jabber like you," he said.

British Dictionary definitions for go-cart



mainly US and Canadian a small wagon for young children to ride in or pull
mainly US and Canadian a light frame on casters or wheels that supports a baby learning to walkBrit word: baby-walker
motor racing See kart
another word for handcart
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Word Origin and History for go-cart

also gocart, 1670s, originally "a litter, sedan chair;" also "an infant's walker" (1680s), from go + cart (n.). The modern form go-kart (1959) was coined in reference to a kind of miniature racing car with a frame body and a two-stroke engine.

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