cartload

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cart +‎ load.

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Noun[edit]

cartload ‎(plural cartloads)

  1. The amount that a cart can carry.
    • 1854 Francis Rawdon Chesney - The Russo-Turkish Campaigns of 1828 and 1829
      Two days of skirmishing outside the town were followed by a bold sortie headed by a dervish; and, as the result of this affair, a cartload of heads was sent as trophies to Constantinople.
  2. (by extension) Any large amount.
    • 1850 Edward Everett - The Mount Vernon Papers
      . . . although a little apt to get buried under a cartload of written pleadings, . . .
  3. (historical, specifically) A load: various English units of weight or volume based upon standardized cartloads of certain commodities.

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Hyponyms[edit]

  • (specific measure): See load

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