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  1. a small, light, low-slung, four-wheeled vehicle, usually powered by a gasoline engine, capable of speeds up to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h), and used for racing or recreation.
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Origin of kart

1955–60, Americanism; spelling variant of cart
Also called go-cart, go-kart.
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British Dictionary definitions for kart


  1. a light low-framed vehicle with small wheels and engine used for recreational racingAlso called: go-cart, go-kart
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Word Origin and History for kart


1959, short for go-kart (see go-cart).

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