hand truck

Origin of hand truck

First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for hand truck

Historical Examples of hand truck

  • Upon my assenting he disappeared into the darkness of the warehouse with a hand-truck.

    Fighting in Flanders

    E. Alexander Powell

  • When his load was deposited he wheeled the hand-truck back for another bale.

  • Even a hand-truck, late one evening, went unremarked: the door being round the corner, and most people within.

    Tales of Mean Streets

    Arthur Morrison

  • The four-thirty-two train had just pulled in, and Timmy had gone across to meet it with his hand-truck, and now he returned.

  • In other days lard was rolled aboard box-cars, a barrel to a hand-truck, a rather slow and a rather costly process.

    The Modern Railroad

    Edward Hungerford