- 1A strong open vehicle with two or four wheels, typically used for carrying loads and pulled by a horse.More example sentences
- The road passes through beautiful, wild scenery and twice crosses the glacier and on busy days, up to 40 sturdy little Fjord horses pulling traditional cariole carts carry visitors.
- A horse pulling a cart carrying racegoers was struck by lightning and died and a passenger was killed.
- The northbound section which opened in 1897 for horses and carts, now carries a daily traffic flow of 50,000 vehicles on its two lanes.
- 1.1A shallow open container on wheels that may be pulled or pushed by hand.More example sentences
- We left our headquarters, pushing a wooden cart containing our tents and camping equipment plus food all the way to Smithills Hall.
- The men push and pull carts through the dusty streets of the city.
- She pushed the cart that contained the empty cups of various forms of medication into an empty examination room.
- 1.2North American A shopping cart.More example sentences
- A shopping cart can be recycled into a nifty electrician's cart.
- Jaws drop at my temerity as I hurriedly push my cart past the line-up.
- At Target today with Gnat I was pushing the cart around and realized, to my dismay, that we had nothing to get.
- 1.3 (also shopping cart) A facility on a website that records items selected by a customer for purchase until the transaction is completed: from the product page select the size and quantity you’d like and click ‘Buy’ to add it to your cartMore example sentences
- The best thing is that online shopping carts are SEO friendly systems for vendors, retailers and merchants.
- Research identifies key factors that can cause a customer to abandon their cart mid-purchase.
- To avoid excessive spending, try this trick: once an item is in your online shopping cart, force yourself to wait 24 hours before completing the order.
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- 1Convey or put in a cart or similar vehicle: the produce was packed in crates and carted to Kansas CityMore example sentences
- Boys carted crates of water in and others hauled workable furniture out on tractors.
- The waste collection is entirely mechanized with the trucks using their forklifts to lift the bins and transfer the waste from bin to truck which is carted away to a modern waste processing facility outside town.
- One of his three sons Len Watson became a contract carrier in Carnamah and districts - carting wheat, superphosphate, sheep, wool and general freight from 1932-1949.
- 2 • informal Carry (a heavy or cumbersome object) somewhere with difficulty: they carted the piano down three flights of stairsMore example sentences
- Though his truck is a picture of driving comfort, Mr McAuliffe is far from lax about the responsibilities he carries in carting thousands of litres of fuel across the Mid West countryside.
- The carry handle makes carting the box very easy, though you'll still need to bring along a display device of some kind, which the company sells separately.
- The bits no-one wanted, or which were too big and heavy to cart away would lay there to sink into the vegetation and decay slowly over the years.
- 2.1Remove or convey (someone) somewhere unceremoniously: they carted off the refugees in the middle of the nightMore example sentences
- He is unceremoniously carted around in a plastic urn inside a carrier bag which nervously changes hands between them.
- The police entered, removed him from a closet where he had sought refuge, handcuffed and carted him off in front of 15 patrol cars and countless neighbours.
- He said that, when the firing stopped, he saw people being carted off in ambulances to hospital.
put the cart before the horse
- Reverse the proper order or procedure of something.More example sentences
- Iain says: ‘The authorities are putting the cart before the horse.’
- Co-opted committee member John Clancy said: ‘It seems a little like putting the cart before the horse.’
- It is surely a case of putting the cart before the horse,’ said Dr Caulfield.
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- The Chairman said a fine of 5s would be imposed, and he hoped it would be a lesson to other carters, for any further case would be more strictly dealt with.
- On a thirsty day, unscrupulous carters were known to extract a free drink from a keg of porter by boring a small hole through the bung, inserting a goose quill and sucking some of the contents.
- The pond, which years ago used to be used by carters to dampen their wheels and by residents to wash their clothes, has been the home of a family of ducks for some years
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- This past winter I was at work, happily shelving a cartful of books, when I looked up and saw, right in front of me, a nun, dressed in nun's apparel.
- And here, folks are willing to stand in line for an hour on a Sunday evening to check out a cartful of groceries.
- A customer was suddenly approaching her lane with a cartful of items.
Pronunciation: /-ˌfo͝ol/noun (plural cartfuls)
Middle English: from Old Norse kartr, probably influenced by Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French carete, diminutive of carre (see car).