Entry from US English dictionary
More definitions of BarrowDefinition of Barrow in:
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- 1A two-wheeled handcart used especially by street vendors: they sell fruit from market barrowsMore example sentences
- These were all purchased from street barrows when second-hand books were sold at a cost of about sixpence each.
- Sold from just about every avenue one could imagine (from shops to basements to barrows in the street), the drink played into the prevalent violence and insecurity in a dramatic and disastrous way.
- He came to a corner, but she was lost in the crowd around a line of street barrows selling clothing and a little food.
- 1.1A wheelbarrow.More example sentences
- She gathered two stacks of hay into a wheelbarrow and pushed the barrow to the stall that was vacant.
- Hundreds of navigators, ‘navvies,’ were employed to dig the canals with only spades, picks, barrows and horse and cart.
- Ireland's popular gardener Gerry Daly dispensed barrows and pots full of helpful information for all types of gardens in a varied and interesting talk in Abbeyleix, Manor Hotel on Thursday last March 23.
Old English bearwe 'stretcher, bier', of Germanic origin; related to bear1.
- An ancient burial mound.More example sentences
- Across Britain and Ireland there are thousands of Iron Age barrows and burial mounds, and hundreds of Iron Age hill forts.
- In prehistoric Britain early agricultural communities deposited their dead in communal, highly visible locations such as chambered tombs, barrows and burial cairns.
- With its prehistoric burial mounds, barrows and encampments, its feudal laws and time-trapped settlements, the New Forest is anything but.
Old English beorg, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch berg, German Berg 'hill, mountain'.