a small cart drawn or pushed by hand.

Origin of handcart

First recorded in 1630–40; hand + cart
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Examples from the Web for handcart

Contemporary Examples of handcart

  • So much for so called "decoupling" theories that they could carry on regardless, even as the West went to hell in a handcart.

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    The Next Nightmare: Global Recession

    Andrew Neil

    October 16, 2008

Historical Examples of handcart

  • Only a handcart, with a few necessaries and precious things.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke

  • I rose and found a papera leaf torn from a notebookfixed to the handcart.

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke

  • On Sundays and Thursdays, and the other days after school, he helps me push my handcart.

    The Lost Child

    Franois Edouard Joachim Coppe

  • A pedlar's cart, a handcart; they had seen it stop in the village street.

  • By his side was a handcart, and Ian knew at once what it meant.

    The Wee Scotch Piper

    Madeline Brandeis

British Dictionary definitions for handcart



a simple cart, usually with one or two wheels, pushed or drawn by hand
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