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pushcart

[ poosh-kahrt ]

noun

  1. any of various types of wheeled light cart to be pushed by hand, as one used by street vendors.


pushcart

/ ˈpʊʃˌkɑːt /

noun

  1. a handcart, typically having two wheels and a canvas roof, used esp by street vendors Also calledbarrow


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pushcart1

First recorded in 1890–95; push + cart
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Example Sentences

The rules today only focus on pushcart vendors, not those who set up booths along city sidewalks — which the city says have flooded beach communities since the state passed SB 946.

The man who played him, Benjamin Busch, served two tours in Iraq for the Marines and was twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

In today's pushcart economy, every price is negotiable—from cars and electronics to cashmere sweaters and fine jewelry.

But now that we are again living in a pushcart economy, we ought to get our act together.

An Italian happened to be passing with a pushcart loaded with "red-hots" and buns.

There were no plunging horses near—not even a pushcart in sight.

The Italian with the pushcart was haw-hawing and holding his sides.

They were perfectly methodical about it, too; one of the cartless creatures took the abandoned pushcart.

In New York it is commonly sold by greengrocers and pushcart men in the Italian sections.

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