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A wooden cart


Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Old English cræt, from Old Norse kartr [1], from Proto-Germanic *kratt-, *krad-, from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, wind).


cart (plural carts)

  1. A small, open, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by a person or animal, more often used for transporting goods than passengers.
    The grocer delivered his goods by cart.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, The Celebrity:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.
  2. A small motor vehicle resembling a car; a go-cart.
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cart (third-person singular simple present carts, present participle carting, simple past and past participle carted)

  1. (transitive) To carry goods.
    I've been carting these things around all day.
  2. (transitive) To carry or convey in a cart.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
    • Prior
      She chuckled when a bawd was carted.


  1. ^ Etymology in Merriam-Webster's dictionay

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from cartridge.


cart (plural carts)

  1. (video games, informal) A cartridge for a video game system.
    My Final Fantasy cart on the NES is still alive and kicking.